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12 Best Mother's Day Cookout Recipes

Mother's Day is the time of year to bring out all the stop for mom. She deserves the best, so honor Mom on Mother's Day this year with a cookout to remember. Fire up the grill, pull out the cooler, and gathering the family together. Socially distanced, of course. 

What To Eat

There's no shortage of delicious BBQ meats and main courses to enjoy at a cookout, so we'll leave that part up to you. Whether you're cooking burgers, chicken, pork, ribs, or more, be sure to try Joe Joe's Hog Shack BBQ sauces for your Mother's Day cookout.

Here are our favorite appetizers, sides, and dessert recipes from around the web that we think you, and Mom, will really enjoy this Mother's Day. 


1.  Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
     Recipe from Dinner At The Zoo

Get the party popping with these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers. Salty, spicy, and crunchy, there's nothing quite like jalapeno poppers to start a cookout right. Keep in some of the jalapeno seeds to up the heat. 

Total Time: 50 Minutes 

2.  Creamy Baked Macaroni & Cheese
     Recipe and image from The Chunky Chef

Hot, cheesy, fresh-baked macaroni and cheese is a must-have side dish for any cookout. This recipe is both quick and easy, but the results are phenomenal. Try mixing in other cheeses like gouda, feta, mozzarella, or Colby-Jack to your liking. It's impossible to go wrong! 

Total Time: 35 Minutes 



3.  Fresh Corn Salad
     Recipe and image from Simply Sissom

Easy and refreshing, corn salad is a great side at a cookout. Save some time on Mother's Day by making the night before: this side actually tastes better when the ingredients have time to meld together. Mix in two tablespoons of Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry BBQ Sauce to add a touch of BBQ flavoring. 

Total Time: 10 Minutes 


4.  BBQ Coleslaw
     Recipe from Southern Bite

This BBQ coleslaw adds a delicious and colorful twist thanks to the addition of BBQ sauce. Try it with Joe Joe's Hog Shack Sweet 'N' Tangy BBQ Sauce for a bold, smooth, spicy flavor. 

Total Time: 10 Minutes 

Skillet Cornbread


5.  Southern Skillet Cornbread
     Recipe and image from Garden & Gun

Anything in a skillet is instantly better, and this cornbread is no exception. This cornbread skillet recipe from Garden & Gun is an awesome and memorable cookout side that Mom is sure to love. Consider topping with local honey to up the sweetness.

Total Time: 35 Minutes 


6.  Spicy Bacon Baked Beans
     Recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen

This recipe packs a ton of BBQ flavor: spicy, sweet, smoky, and savory in every bite. Simplify and upgrade the recipe by swapping in Joe Joe's Hog Shack Sweet 'N' Tangy BBQ Sauce instead of the ketchup, sugar, molasses, mustard, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. 

Total Time: 75 Minutes 


7.  Pimento Cheese Spread
     Recipe and image from Garden & Gun

Pimento cheese is a refreshing and slightly spicy Southern-style dip that family can't get enough of. In a time crunch? We really like Palmetto brand pimento cheese, it's available at most major grocery stores. Enjoy it with crackers of your choosing. 

Total Time: 10 Minutes 


8.  Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
     Recipe and image from Sally's Baking Addiction

Easy and refreshing, corn salad is a great side at a cookout. Save some time on Mother's Day by making the night before: this side actually tastes better when the ingredients have time to meld together. 

Total Time: 10 Minutes 

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars



9.  Lady's Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
     Recipe from Modern Honey

Remember what we said earlier about great food prepared in a skillet? That applies to desserts, too. This chocolate chip cookie is so good, you won't want to share. Serve fresh out of the oven, and top with mom's favorite ice cream. 

Total Time: 46 Minutes 

What To Drink

With your food on the table, it's time to get mom (and yourself) a drink. Here's what we recommend, for those who enjoy a good cocktail:

1.  Tequila Limonana
     Recipe from Patron Tequila

A drink that everybody can enjoy, the tequila limonana is a refreshing mix of citrus and sweet simple syrup. Save some time by preparing night before, and serve from a pitcher to a ice-filled cup. 

2.  Rum Mojito
     Recipe from Allrecipes

There's no more classic warm afternoon drink than the rum mojito. We prefer to make it with Lost Ark Distilling's Lady Anne White Rum, Maryland's favorite rum. 

3.  That's My Jam Gin Cocktail
     Recipe from Garden & Gun

This one require a bit more prep, but Mom is worth it. For a seriously unique gin, try Forager Gin from McClintock Distilling. This is some of the most flavorful gin we've ever had the privilege of enjoying. We think you'll like it, too.