Top 3 Memorial Day Cookout Ideas


Fire up your grill this Memorial Day weekend with these fan favorites that are sure to please any crowd! Share your grilling results with us by using #weber365.

Top 3 Memorial Day Menu Ideas

1. Pulled Pork Barbecue

Recipe from Weber's Big Book of Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae

Pulled Pork Barbecue with Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce

Serves 12 to 15
Prep Time
20 min.
Grilling Time
3 to 4 h

the Ingredients


  • paprika
  • packed light brown sugar
  • pure ground ancho chile
  • ground cumin
  • coarsely ground black pepper
  • ground cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt), 1.8 to 2.3 kilograms, rolled and tied


  • 340 milliliters cider vinegar
  • granulated sugar
  • hot pepper sauce
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • hamburger buns, split


  • 01 In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients, including 1 teaspoon of salt. Coat the roast evenly with the rub. Allow the roast to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (180°C to 230°C).
  • 03 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the roast, fat-side up, over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the internal temperature reaches at least 88°C, 3 to 4 hours. The meat should be so tender it pulls apart easily when prodded with a fork. Remove from the grill, loosely cover with foil and let rest for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile make the sauce.
  • 04 In a medium saucepan combine the sauce ingredients, including salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil on the stove. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Keep warm.
  • 05 Thinly slice, chop or pull the meat into shreds with your fingers or two forks. Discard any large bits of fat. Moisten the meat with some of the sauce and mix well in a bowl. Toast the cut side of the buns over direct heat for about 30 seconds. Serve the pulled pork warm on the buns with the remaining sauce on the side.

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3. Combat Steaks

Winning recipe from the book Command of the Grill, this Ooh-Rah Combat Steak, courtesy of Colonel Stewart Navarre from Camp Pendleton in California, is one of our favorites! Click here for the recipe.