Our Best Memorial Day Recipes

May 23, 2017

Memorial Day Recipes - bacon wrapped hot dog

Celebrate the memory of all those who have courageously served our country by enjoying the food our farmers and ranchers work so hard to provide.

When celebrating any holiday, though, you may find yourself staring at a list with a million tasks. Getting your house ready takes enough time – why not take searching for the right recipes off your list? The best memories in life are forged over food, so let us take away the worry of what to cook and just enjoy yourself!

We’ve put together a list of a few tried and true recipes to help you create the perfect Memorial Day menu. Some are Niman Ranch originals, some come from our farmers’ kitchens and others come from our friends cooking in restaurants across the country. But almost all these recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less!

Sides and Condiments

Ever made your own barbecue sauce or relish? Do potatoes suit your fancy? Here are some great ways to complement your main course.

Asparagus Rolls

Homemade Pickle Relish

Goose Fat Potatoes

Mini BLT Crostini

Bo’s BBQ Sauce


Greens are in season, so take advantage of the fresh ingredients in a way you may never have before!

Radicchio Salad with Bacon

Grilled Hamburger Salad

Main Course

Whether you love pork, beef or lamb, we’ve got something for everyone! Here are some of our favorite recipes for each of these center of the plate items.


Phyllis’s Danish Pork Burgers

Garden Relish Hot Dogs

Hickory Smoked Bacon-wrapped Hot Dogs

Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Plum-glazed Ribs


The Ultimate Cheeseburger

Spice Rub for Beef

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Rustic Beef Hand Pies


Great Legs (Leg of Lamb)


This pie from our founding hog farm family is the perfect way to end your Memorial Day festivities, especially since rhubarb’s in season! Bake it the night before to save time on the big day, or get all the fixings ready and assemble the day-of.

Rhubarb Pie (with Crust)


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