Great Recipes for National Barbecue Month
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3 Recipes for National Barbecue Month

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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May is National Barbecue Month.  Try some of these tasty barbecue recipes at your graduation party or Father's Day gathering.There are a lot of things going on in May. Did you know that May is both National Barbecue Month and National Salad Month? Both fit nicely into a backyard barbecue celebration for a graduation or for Father’s Day. Here are some great barbecue recipes to try.

Delicious Barbecue Recipes

Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
AllRecipes has a spicy recipe for meat lovers that will make 6 servings. You will need:

* 6 fresh jalapeno peppers (halved lengthwise and seeded)
* 1 package of cream cheese (8 ounces)
* 12 slices of bacon

Preheat your outdoor grill for high heat. Spread cream cheese and fill each jalapeno half. Wrap it with bacon. Secure the bacon with a toothpick. Place it on the grill and cook until the bacon gets crispy.

Best Grilled Pork Chops
Food.com has a recipe for marinaded pork chops that will serve 6 people. You will need:

* 1/2 cup water
* 1/3 cup light soy sauce
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 3 tablespoons of lemon pepper seasoning
* 2 garlic cloves (minced)
* 6 pork loin chops (fat removed).

Mix all the marinade ingredients in a deep bowl. Put in the pork chops. Marinade for at least two hours. Remove the pork chops from the marinade and cook over medium-high heat for no more than 15 minutes (or until done). The recipe suggests you take care not to overcook them. Turn over the pork chops when juices pool on the upper surface and the meat appears to be cooked half-way through.

Whole Barbecued Chicken
Kraft has “the summertime version of winter’s best comfort food”. It makes a total of 12 servings. You will need:

* 2 whole chickens (3 pounds each)
* 2 small lemons, cut in half
* 1 cup Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
* 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
* 4 cloves of garlic (peeled)

Kraft suggests you “grill for indirect grilling” by lighting one side of the grill and leaving the other side unlit. Next, close the lid and heat the grill to 350 degrees. Trim and discard the excess fat from the chickens. Squeeze lemon juice into a small bowl. Put two of each of the following items inside each chicken cavity: lemon halves, and garlic cloves.

Put the chickens on the grill breast-sides up on the grate over the unlit area. Grill for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until done. Turn and brush with barbecue sauce occasionally (for the last 20 minutes). Remove the lemon and garlic before serving.

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