I love a gathering, but spending the entire time by the grill or in the kitchen is NO fun. Let Curly’s BBQ help ease the stress! This menu includes fun BBQ Pulled Pork salad cups and rib skewers, plus I’m sharing some tips to make your next BBQ the best party of the season!
This post is a collaboration as a Curly’s BBQ Ambassador for 2018. Throughout this year I’ll be sharing delicious recipes featuring Curly’s BBQ!
Loving to cook does come with a downside: always being the one who COOKS for events. I love to go all out…but I always go above and beyond. At times, I just want to have an easy party, you know?
For the 4th of July, Curly’s BBQ came to the rescue! We had a pool party at my parents’ house and I knew ribs were a must!
Did you know that Curly’s BBQ has pre-cooked ribs right in the refrigerated section at your grocery store? They’re smoked for hours ahead of time, so all you need to do is throw them on the grill! To make them party-ready, I like to add skewers after grilling and sliced. It makes it so easy to grab and put on your plate!
Instead of heavy pulled pork sliders, I opted for fun salad cups using mini tortilla cups. Using more help from the store, I grabbed some pre-shredded chopped salad mix and dressing. My go-to Curly’s sauced meat is the BBQ pork. It’s sweet, with a little bit of spice and easy to reheat in the oven.
If you’re making more than 3 containers, I’ve found the slow-cooker to be great for heating, also! Also, for the kids, or salad haters, I did grab a few slider buns for pulled pork sandwiches too. Once your ribs are grilled, it’s super quick and easy to assemble a platter for your guests.
BBQ Platter w/ Rib Skewers and BBQ Pork Salad Cups
Looking for an easy BBQ party spread? Turn to Curly's BBQ for a simple, yet delish menu!
For the rib skewers
- 3 packages Curly's Baby Back Pork Ribs
For the BBQ Pork Salad Cups
- 3 containers Curly's Pulled Pork
- 2 packages Chopped Salad Mix Try Mann's
- 1 bottle Avocado ranch dressing try Bolthouse Farms
- 1 bunch green onions, for garnish sliced
- 1 package Mini tortilla cups (20 count) Old El Paso brand
In a large bowl, add chopped salad mixes. Toss with enough dressing to cover the lettuce. Add 1/2 green onions and toss again. Set aside.
Heat the Pulled Pork until warm, as directed on package. To assemble cups, add salad mixture to the bottom of tortilla cup, top with pulled pork, then finish with sliced green onions.
Preheat an outdoor grill. Place ribs away from direct flame and cook as directed on package. Once heated through, place on cutting board. Slice into 2-3 bone sections, then poke a wooden skewer through.
Honestly, everything came together for this event in under an hour. Aside from the BBQ, I served my go-to sangria, ice tea, water with lemon, plus potato salad and some desserts. Other guests brought a few items to make it easier, also.
Instead of the focus being on preparing food for the pool party, I was actually able to SWIM and enjoy time with my family! I’m telling you, Curly’s BBQ is the way to go for a hassle free event.