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5 Best Food to Include in Your Montana Backyard BBQ
Backyard BBQs are a known tradition in Montana and across the United States. Come rain or shine, Montanans are always out grilling something new on the BBQ. There is no better way to indulge in local food like getting out back and enjoying the company and the view. Here are a few items we deemed necessary for any Montana Backyard BBQ!

Baby Back Ribs w/ Kickin’ Bear BBQ Sauce 

Ribs for your Montana BBQ

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Baby Back Ribs are a staple to the backyard BBQ scene. No matter how the ribs make it to the grill, they are best paired with only the finest of BBQ sauces. Head to your local market and find a nice rack of Baby Back Ribs and fire up that grill! This dish is sure to be messy, so don't forget those rolls of paper towels. 
Preheat one side of grill on high heat
Mix in a small jar… 
1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Paprika
Dash of Salt & Pepper
Brush Mix on both sides of the rack of ribs
Place aluminum foil below the rack of ribs to limit drippings and flare-ups
Place ribs on the top rack in grill, reduce heat to low
Leave ribs in grill without disturbance for 1 hour, do not open grill lid 
Brush Ribs with Kickin’ Bear BBQ Sauce and grill for another 5 minutes

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon for your Montana BBQ
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Don’t lose your rind over this recipe. A simple summer classic with a Mediterranean twist. All you need is some hands that are ready to work, and mix the following ingredients! This refreshing dish is sure to be a standout, and your tastebuds will be in heaven! This dish is one in a melon.
1 Watermelon cut in squares (no rind)
1 Cucumber sliced
Crumbled Feta
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mint Leaves
Mix and serve!

Bozeman Style Corn on the Cob

Bozeman Corn on the Cob for your Montana BBQ
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Saddle-up and get those flavors poppin'! Corn is a staple in any BBQ, and for our location, we have an abundance of corn. This may sound corny, but our cowboy-style take on corn will make you ready to head for the hills of flavor. You’ll need...
6 Ears of Corn
¼ Cup of Salted Butter
2 Tablespoons of Deep Pit Seasoning 
2 Scallions
Coat corn with Butter and rub seasoning over corn
Wrap in aluminum foil and place on grill on medium heat
Keep on grill for 15-20 minutes flipping once or twice with tongs
Pull from grill, brush with more butter and add chopped scallions

Rocky Mountain Beer Batter Trout

Rocky Mountain Trout for your Montana BBQ
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Whether you catch trout yourself or head to the local market, chances are the trout came from the beautiful nearby rivers. To win over the BBQ, you'll need to, 
Heat Oil to 365 degrees in a frying pot or deep fryer
Rinse fish, filet trout, and clear any bones from the fish
Pat the fish dry and season with salt and pepper 
Dunk fish fillets in batter mix
Drop fish fillets into hot oil and flip until both sides are golden brown
Let fish cool down on paper towels and serve!

Montana Coleslaw with Dill

Montana Coleslaw for your Montana BBQ
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No matter the meal, greens need to be included in some shape or form. With a little Montana twist, this take on coleslaw will make everyone enjoy the healthier option at any BBQ. Ain’t no laws when you’re eating ‘slaws baby!
½ Head of Cabbage, chopped/shredded 
1 Tablespoon of Fresh Dill 
1 Teaspoon of Salt
½ Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
⅓  Cup Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
 Mix, Refrigerate for 30 Minutes
Written by: Chris Wood

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