9 Scrumptious Foods You’ll Find At Every Backyard Barbecue In Iowa
Are you getting ready for another summertime backyard BBQ? If you want to throw the best Iowa party of the year, be sure you have these 9 foods ready to go! Alternately, if you’re attending a party soon, bring a dish that will delight anyone who grew up here in Iowa.
1. Loaded Hot Dogs
Whether you're cooking up franks, brats, or weiners, you're sure to please the crowd if you've also got mustard, relish, onions, ketchup, and cheese to top them with.
2. Juicy Burgers — Made With Iowa Beef
Iowa beef is the best in the nation! Prove it to your guests by grilling up some big, juicy burgers made with local ground beef.
3. Iowa Corn
Be sure to pick up a few dozen ears of Iowa corn. If you boil them before you grill them, they'll be quick to char up and packed with flavor.
Treat your sweet tooth with some scotcharoos. Combine chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, and Rice Krispies for the best backyard snack.
5. Rhubarb Pie
Fresh rhubarb pie is an Iowa delicacy. If you know anyone who gardens, chances are they'll have a few fresh rhubarbs to spare.
6. Ham Balls
Ham Balls are an Iowa treat. Be sure to make a brown sugar sauce to cover them and you'll have people begging for more.
7. Blue Bunny Ice Cream
An Iowa party isn't complete without a few pints of Blue Bunny ice cream. It's made right here in the Hawkeye State.
8. Pulled Pork with Cookies BBQ Sauce
Have you ever been to an Iowa BBQ that didn't have pulled pork absolutely smothered in Cookies BBQ sauce? I don't think so! There's a reason this is the hallmark sauce of the Hawkeye State.
9. Sterzing's Potato Chips
Sterzing's Potato Chips pair perfectly with sour cream and onion dip, and they're also perfect on your plate with those loaded hot dogs and juicy burgers you've been grilling up all day.
What are your favorite foods to bring to a backyard Iowa party? Tell us in the comments below!
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