Warm Weather Entertaining Made Easy

5 meals to serve on repeat all summer

Summer is here and we all have better things to do than spend hours in a hot kitchen. Warm weather entertaining should be easy! Whether you are a seasoned veteran when it comes to hospitality or just dipping your toe into the party pool, your recteq wood pellet grill is the easiest way to make sharing meals simple and stress-free. Let’s let your recteq do the work and enjoy some delicious recipes that are perfect to share with a crowd during the hottest months of the year. Keep your kitchen cool and your guests impressed with these simple crowd-pleasers:

Grilled Taco Bar

Taco Bar

You can’t get any better than tacos when it comes to a timeless family favorite. For a flexible main course that everyone will love, we recommend preparing Grilled Shrimp & Chicken tacos and offering both flour and corn tortillas. With endless topping options, your guests can pile their plates high while still accommodating even the pickiest of eaters. Create a buffet with all your favorite toppings (don’t forget avocado, onions, cilantro, olives, and sour cream) and sides of Mexican rice and fresh fruit to round out the meal.

Glazed Spiral Ham

Glazed Spiral Ham

For the recteq cook, ham isn’t just a holiday meal, it’s an economical and delicious option for easy entertaining year-round. Our glazed spiral ham recipe includes mustard, maple syrup, and Rossarooski’s Honey Rib Rub for the perfect glaze. Serve this centerpiece-worthy main course along with any combination of sides from our apps and sides recipe library. What’s ham without pineapple? Throw some fresh slices on the grill as a quick addition to this classic meal. Enjoy!

Sliders for a Crowd

Sliders for a Crowd

Talk about easy! Riding on prepackaged Hawaiian Rolls, these simple sandwiches are quick to put together and delicious to serve. (Side-note: even leftover meats reheat beautifully for a quick meal with almost no prep time!). Great for last minute guests or a casual block party, sliders can easily be customized with whatever protein you like best. We promise that our Ultimate Bark Pork Butt makes the best pulled pork sliders you’ve ever had but we also love thinly sliced brisket or steak. As sides we recommend classic potato salad or slaw or, to keep the meal forkless, serve with a veggie tray and sliced watermelon. Who wouldn’t love this simple summer meal?

Pulled Pork All Around

Pulled Pork on a recteq

You can’t talk about backyard cooking without sharing the love for perfect pulled pork, smoked low and slow until it’s fall-apart delicious! Cook up with your choice of our rubs and sauces. We know regional preferences are strong when it comes to these all-important decisions, but the results will always turn out delicious when you cook that meat at the perfect temperature! For pulled pork with a mustard base straight from the Carolinas, try our pulled pork recipe. For sides, you can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes or southern coleslaw. Serve the pulled pork with buttered, lightly browned buns or just spoon it up with a side of dill pickles. Keep it low stress and your guests will be asking for your secrets to the perfect pulled pork!

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf on a recteq

Meatloaf might be a somewhat debatable choice for serving guests, but at recteq we are here to break down stereotypes and cast our vote as solidly pro-meatloaf. When this recipe is created with just the right blend of spices, sauce, and sharp cheddar the results are absolutely mouth-watering and perfect for summer entertaining. For a twist on this homestyle classic, turn to recteq’s own Smokehaus Meatloaf Recipe. You’ll want to make sure you have Ben’s Heffer Dust and our Signature BBQ Sauce on hand to make this recipe just like Mom used to. Only a little bit better.

What meals do you plan to share with friends and family this summer? Be sure to tag us on social media with photos of all your favorite crowd-pleasing meals!