5 Best Recipes to Include in your Montana Backyard BBQ
Summer is just around the corner, and we can't wait to finally partake in all of the fun-filled adventures that Montana is known for. Whether you enjoy hiking and backpacking, or even casting a line on the Madison river, Summer is the time for you to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather. If you are anything like us - we automatically get a hankering for backyard BBQs as soon as we can feel summer in the air. From delicious recipes, to fun backyard games, and spending time with loved ones - there is truly nothing better!
Follow along with us while we offer a few of our favorite recipes for a Montana-inspired backyard BBQ:
1. Classic Huckleberry Lemonade
When hosting your own backyard BBQ in Montana, lemonade is a no-brainer. Your guests will want a cool drink to sip on while taking in the summer sunshine, and luckily, our delicious Huckleberry Lemonade from Huckleberry Haven is sure to impress even the most choosy of friends, family members, and loved ones!
Not only is this drink utterly perfect for a hot Montana day, but is extremely easy to prepare. Simply mix its powdered base with water, and you will have a whole 1/2 gallon of Montana-inspired lemonade that is sure to delight your taste-buds!
2. Snack on some Jerky from Ranch House Meats!
Before firing up the grill, we guarantee that you are going to need something to snack on! Luckily, here at Montana Gift Corral, we offer a variety of delicious Montana made snacks that are sure to get your backyard BBQ started off on the right foot. One of our favorites is definitely the range of meat sticks and jerky from Ranch House Meats!
If you've been on the hunt for top quality, locally sourced meats made from Montana-raised livestock - you've met your match! Ranch House Meat & Sausage Co., a company based out of Billings, MT, is passionate about offer a range of snacks and foods that are processed with an innovative approach. Their unique products are made from beef that have been Montana-raised, grass-fed, and grain-finished. All of their meat has been dry-aged and sourced from ranches across the big sky state! We have to say - their delicious products are a staff-favorite, and will be the perfect addition to any backyard BBQ.
Looking for a recommendation? We are currently obsessed with their Spicy Bacon Snack Sticks and Teriyaki Jerky!
3. Baby Back Ribs w/ Huckleberry BBQ Sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 racks baby back ribs
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of Huckleberry Barbeque Sauce by Huckleberry Haven
- Combine your brown sugar, chili powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Once mixed thoroughly, rub this mix on either sides of your ribs. For best flavor, allow this mixture to sit on your ribs overnight!
- Preheat your oven to 250°F.
- Combine your chicken broth and apple cider vinegar in a large roasting pan. Next, add your ribs to the pan!
- Once covered in tin foil, bake your ribs in the oven for approximately 2 hours, or until it has reach its optimum internal temperature (typically between 190°F and 200°F).
- Once your ribs have finished baking, toss them on your preheated outdoor grill for approximately 5 minutes per side.
- Toss the ribs in your Huckleberry Barbeque Sauce until evenly coated and serve!
4. Sauteed Vegetables with our Deep Pit Seasoning!
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 2 Medium Carrots
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 2 1/2 Cups Broccoli Florets
- 1 Medium Yellow Squash
- 1 Tbsp of Minced Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Deep Pit Seasoning by Montana Bounty Foods
- 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan
- Preheat your stove to medium-high and coat your skillet with olive oil.
- Add bell pepper, carrots, onion and broccoli to the skillet, occasionally tossing until slightly browned! This process may take approx. 4 minutes.
- Add your squash to the skillet. Continue sautéing mixture for approximately 3-4 minutes!
- Add your Deep Pit Seasoning to the skillet. Allow the seasonings to evenly coat your veggies and continue sauteing until your vegetable mixture has softened!
- Once your mixture has softened, remove from heat. Garnish with parsley and/or parmesan cheese if you wish!
5. Have a slice of Huckleberry Pie!
- Pie Pastry
- Huckleberry Pie Filling
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
- 2 Tsp White Sugar
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Line your pie pan with the prepared pastry dough.
- Add your Huckleberry Pie Filling to the pastry lined pie pan. Sprinkle your lemon zest and lemon juice over top of this mixture. Dot your mixture with butter and cover with another layer of prepared pastry dough (you can either create a lattice design with your top crust, or you can cut steam vents in the next step).
- Pinch together the outer edges of your pie crust to seal in the mixture. To ensure that your pie cooks evenly, cut steam vents if the top of your pie crust (if you did not create a lattice design).
- Brush the surface of the pie crust with heavy cream, and sprinkle on sugar.
- Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes. Next, you will reduce the heat to 350° F and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until your crust is a beautiful shade of golden brown.