Chefs' Top BBQ Dishes to Make Before Summer's End

Check Food Network chefs' smoky, top-rated barbecue recipes off your to-do list before summer's end.

Summertime is almost over. You might have had big plans to get your grill goin' all summer long — but did you end up fanning the flames as much as you'd hoped? We didn't think so. If the summer got away from you, rest assured that there is still plenty of time to cook up some fiery barbecue greats before the colder weather sets in (gasp!). Check these smoky, top-rated barbecue recipes from Food Network chefs off your to-do list before summer's end.

A helping of juicy pulled pork is a mandatory element of any barbecue spread. Tyler Florence's Pulled Pork Barbecue reaches pull-apart perfection after spending six hours in your oven. Pile it high over a plush bun with a heap of coleslaw for true barbecue bliss to ensue.

You'll need to nibble on a rack of Trisha Yearwood's Barbecued Pork Ribs before this summer thing is all said and done. Her tender ribs come slathered in homemade barbecue sauce, a zesty mix of ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar and dry mustard.

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2012 Food Network

Before your smoker goes into summer storage, be sure to use it for Bobby Flay's Smoked, Spice-Rubbed, Texas-Style Brisket on Texas Toast. Smoked for hours on end, Bobby's tender brisket ends up ultra-moist and easy to slice.

Cook short ribs low and slow, at 300 degrees for three hours, for Sunny Anderson's Easy BBQ Short Ribs. This relatively hands-off approach takes only 10 minutes of prep for tender, fall-off-the-bone short ribs that can be served just as easily at a backyard barbecue or at a dinner party.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Meats aren't the only things that should be getting the barbecued treatment. Giada De Laurentiis puts summer veggies on a pedestal by charring them to perfection. Before prepping your veggies indoors becomes the only option, see how to make perfectly grilled vegetables her way.

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