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Mouthwatering Recipes for Your Next Cookout

Mouthwatering Recipes for Your Next Cookout

Cookout season has arrived, and it’s time to light up the grill and enjoy the warm weather with family and friends. As you start to plan for your family’s next barbeque gathering, we’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes that can be prepared ahead of time in your favorite Ball® brand Jars. If you need to restock, head over to www.freshpreserving.com where you’ll be able find both classic jars and the new variations for 2017!

BBQ Pulled Pork

A staple for any summer barbeque, our BBQ Pulled Pork recipe is easy to prepare and can be made using either three Ball® Wide Mouth Quart (32 oz.) Glass Preserving Jars or six Ball® Wide Mouth Pint (16 oz.) Glass Preserving Jars. So, you can enjoy some at your next barbeque or save and serve later in the year! The roast pork practically melts apart as it simmers in the simple brown sugar BBQ sauce – is your mouth watering yet?

Simple Mason Jar Salad

Allow your side-salad to be the star of the cookout with Beth from Eat Within Your Means’ Simple Mason Jar Salad. This salad is packed with flavor, combining greens, apples, walnuts, celery and radishes with an almond butter, rice wine vinegar and maple syrup dressing. You can prepare your salad using a Ball® Wide Mouth Quart (32 oz.) Glass Preserving Jar, but be sure to remember Beth’s tip to put the wet ingredients on the bottom (the dressing) and the dry ingredients on the top (the greens)!

Caramelized Pineapple Habanero Salsa

Everyone knows that a successful cookout starts with great snacks, which is why we love showing up at summer events with tortilla chips and our Caramelized Pineapple Habanero Salsa that features a sweet & spicy flavor combination of pineapple, lime, habanero pepper, onion and cilantro. The recipe makes enough to fill four Ball® Wide Mouth Pint (16 oz.) Glass Preserving Jars, so your friends and family will be able to enjoy this treat all summer long!

Mason Jar BBQ Sundae Supper

Want to plan a cookout at a place, such as the beach, where there’s nowhere to cook? Have no fear, Amanda from Dixie Delight’s Mason Jar BBQ Sundae Supper recipe is here to help! Amanda has expertly found a way to get an entire barbeque meal into one Ball® Wide Mouth Pint (16 oz.) Glass Preserving Jar, combining baked beans, slaw, barbequed meat and pickles! The recipe makes 12 jars, so you’ll have enough food for everyone at the party.

Share your favorite ways to use Ball® jars at your summer cookouts in the comment section below or on social by tagging @BallCanning! For more inspirational ideas, visit www.Pinterest.com/BallCanning and www.FreshlyPreservedIdeas.com.


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?


What to Bring to a Cookout: 23 Mouthwatering Ideas

With warm weather finally on the horizon, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer season. Pool parties, picnics, and cookouts are right around the corner, but no one wants to arrive to the party empty handed. Check out our top 23 ideas on what to bring to a cookout below, and soak up an entire summer’s worth of mouthwatering recipe ideas all perfect for your next get together.

Not quite sure what to bring to a cookout you’ve got coming up yet? Keep it simple, and provide one of the obvious staples of any great barbecue — the meat. Don’t feel like you have to provide for the entire party though, especially if it’s a large gathering. Just make sure you coordinate with the host and other guests to make sure everything is accounted for ahead of time.

Our Top Picks:

If the main course is already accounted for by the host, odds are you can pitch in by bringing an appetizer to your next cookout. These dishes never go to waste, and the endless options make it easy to get creative in the kitchen no matter your skill level.

Our Top Picks:

Side Dishes

You can never have too many side dishes, can you? In fact, all the salads, casseroles, and more at cookouts are part of what make this time of the year so tasty. A few bites of everyone’s favorite dishes to pass make for a winning summer meal.

Our Top Picks:

You know the saying…it’s not a party if there’s not cake. While our specialty lies in the earlier courses, we still know a delicious looking dessert when we see one. Check out some of our favorites below, and consider bringing one of these sweet treats to your next summer outing. You won’t be disappointed!

What’s your favorite food to bring to a cookout?