Back to school season is upon us! It’s a time of anticipation that carries the promise of new beginnings. Despite all the optimism this shift in seasons brings, returning back-to-school can be pretty stressful.
New schedules, daily routine changes, and the transition from Summer to Fall can leave even the most organized individual feeling frazzled.
Amidst all the chaos, dinner often takes a backseat. But fear not! Doughtie’s Classic Barbecue has you covered with a collection of easy and delicious back-to-school dinners, all crafted with the delectable flavors of our lovable ‘que. These five back-to-school dinner ideas will save you time, satisfy your family’s taste buds, and fuel everyone for success.
Doughtie’s BBQ Pizza
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to roll out raw pizza dough and make my crust. I usually start by spreading a tablespoon of olive oil on a pre-made, ready-to-bake pizza crust. Spread a layer of pizza sauce and sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese over everything. Top with some warmed Doughtie’s Classic Barbecue, sliced red onion, and fresh cilantro. Bake in a preheated oven at 475°F until the cheese has melted and the crust is perfectly crisp. Slice, serve, and savor this delicious combination!
Doughtie’s BBQ Grilled Cheese
Create this perfect Fall dish by spreading a generous layer of mayo mixed with onion powder, black pepper, and garlic powder on two slices of your favorite bread. Layer shredded mozzarella cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer), and you guessed it… Doughtie’s Classic BBQ! Make sure to heat the pork in the microwave or on the stove before placing it on the bread. If you like pickles and a little spice on your sandwiches, I suggest adding a few Mt. Olive pickle chips and a dash of Texas Pete. After you assemble the entire sandwich, grill it or press in a panini press until the bread is golden and the cheese is gooey. Adding Doughtie’s to this classic sandwich is the perfect way to turn a simple grilled cheese into an exciting and flavorful meal.
Doughtie’s BBQ Chili
Try our family’s favorite way to make chili in the Fall and Winter! Start with a sauté of diced onions and smashed garlic in a touch of olive oil. Pour in 1 can of crushed tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes. Add 3 rounded tablespoons of chili powder and one package of Doughtie’s Classic Barbecue. Toss in 1 can of light red kidney beans and two bay leaves for added flavor. Simmer for at least an hour over low to medium heat. Top with a spoonful of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.
Doughtie’s BBQ Tacos
To create these mouthwatering tacos, start by lightly warming your flour tortillas in the oven or frying pan. Once your tortillas are golden brown, fill them generously with warmed Doughtie’s Classic Barbecue and top with your favorite coleslaw mix for a refreshing crunch. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, jalapenos and a squeeze of tangy lime juice to add more flavor.
Classic Doughtie’s BBQ Sandwich & Chips
You can’t go wrong with a classic barbecue sandwich and a bag of chips. Create the perfect BBQ slider by heating your pork in a microwave, frying pan, or crockpot. After the barbecue has warmed through, you can place a generous scoop of ’cue on the bottom bun and layer on your choice of coleslaw. Add a bit of Texas Pete, place the bun on top, grab a bag of chips, Route 11 chips are a favorite, and voila!
As you navigate the exhilarating yet demanding back-to-school season, let Doughtie’s BBQ take the stress out of making dinner. Doughtie’s is more than just another barbecue you see at the grocery store - it’s a gateway to memorable family moments, a source of much-needed convenience, and a delicious reminder that, despite the chaos, you can always find comfort and joy in the taste of any meal made with Doughtie’s Barbecue.
In Virginia, find Doughtie’s Classic Barbecue in select grocery retailers including Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Kroger. Not in Virginia but still craving Doughtie’s? No problem! Click here to order online.