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Backyard Bites: 4 Delicious Recipes to Supercharge Your Summer BBQ

Posted On: June 11, 2024

Attention, grill masters: Throwing a summer barbecue is an absolute breeze when you’ve got pierogies in the freezer. This summer, expand your BBQ offerings with these quick, delicious and affordable pierogy recipes that incorporate Mrs. T’s Pierogies in tasty, unexpected ways.

Whether you’re treating dad to a surprise backyard feast for Father’s Day or eager to entertain family and friends by the pool, these four pasta and potato dishes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers from the first bite to the last.

GRILLED ELOTE CORN PIEROGIES

Summer begs for easy recipes that are light and refreshing… and if there’s a touch of spice? All the better. These Grilled Elote Corn Pierogies tick all those boxes and then some. The mix of sweet corn, crumbly cotija cheese, sour cream, garlic, and mayo is already delicious in its own right… but the addition of Mrs. T’s Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies (or Mrs. T’s Mini 4-Cheese Medley Pierogies), garlic, chipotle pepper, cilantro and lime juice turns this into one of the most scrumptious grill recipes we’ve ever tasted!

GRILLED PIEROGIES WITH STEAK AND CHIMICHURRI

Ready to take your weekend barbecue to the next level? These Grilled Pierogies with Steak and Chimichurri are easy to make, ready in twenty minutes, and guaranteed to dazzle even your guests. A delicious twist on classic steak and potatoes, this meal combines Mrs. T’s Classic Onion Pierogies (or your personal favorite variety), tri-tip steak, heavenly chimichurri sauce, and a splash of olive oil. The result is one of the most satisfying barbecue recipes on the planet: A perfect balance of crunchy and creamy that will have your guests putting down those hot dogs and hamburgers.

FARMERS MARKET MINI PIEROGY SALAD

Punch up your fresh farmers market produce with this deliciously unique salad that tosses Mrs. T’s Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies with chopped cucumbers, crunchy red onions, plump tomatoes, lettuce, and tangy feta cheese. Healthy, filling and beyond delicious, this Farmers Market Mini Pierogy Salad is ready in 18 minutes and perfect as a side dish or entrée.

PIEROGY FOIL PACKS

What could be more delicious than Pierogy Foil Packs on a hot summer’s day? Surprisingly quick and easy to make and on the table in just 20 minutes, this delicious meal calls for Mrs. T’s Full-Size Classic Cheddar Pierogies, chopped yellow or white onions, crunchy carrots, bell peppers, and pre-cooked cheddar sausages (which can be swapped for kielbasa or bratwurst if that’s how you roll). An absolute classic, this delicious grilling recipe is guaranteed to heat up your next weekend get-together.

PIEROGY GRILLING TIPS

  1. Before grilling, run them under cool water for 2-3 minutes to thaw them. (This makes the pierogies easier to work with while ensuring they don’t get too soft!)
  2. Coat the pierogies completely in oil
  3. Pierogies grill best when you use a piece of aluminum foil as a grilling tray. This prevents the pierogies from sticking to the grill or falling apart when flipping… but you still get grill marks!

P.S. We want to see your grilling skills, so be sure to tag @mrstspierogies in your summer recipe posts!

 

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