Cooking for 20 or more people can be a challenge, and it can easily turn into a stressful undertaking if things don’t go smoothly. With proper planning, you can actually pull off a highly successful barbecue party while maintaining your zen, and make people happy in the process!
10 Tips for A Successful Backyard Barbecue
Here are some BBQ party DOs and DON’Ts to follow without losing your mind… or friends.
- DO choose dishes that have minimal prep time. For example, cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped jalepeño poppers are delicious, but the preparation takes a lot more time than you may think for a large group. Consider sausage, bacon-wrapped tater tots, or something that doesn’t take a ton of prep.
- DO barbecue large cuts of meat for big groups. Brisket, whole pork shoulder, beef shoulder clod, or beef chuck rolls can exceed 20 pounds, and make a lot of folks happy without too much work, or breaking the bank.
It’s summertime and the living is easy. The next time you hang out with family or a big crowd, make your BBQ a stress-free and fun backyard bash.