3 Quick and Fun Spring Break Dinner Ideas

3 Quick and Fun Spring Break Dinner Ideas

Piedmont BBQ Co. Makes Spring Break Meal Planning Simple with these Top Three Easy Dinners. Whether you’re soaking up the sun at the beach or embarking on an adventurous ski trip this Spring Break, opting to dine in after a long day can be pretty enticing…as long as you have a simple meal solution, that is. 

We’ve made meal planning for any trip incredibly convenient. If you’re driving to your destination, simply order our products in advance, place them in your freezer and pack up the cooler when you’re ready to go. If you’re flying, order our products by Monday at noon and have them delivered directly to your vacation rental by Thursday at the latest. Staycation dinners made easy too with nationwide shipping to your home, wherever that destination may be.

Here are our Top Three Spring Break Dinner Ideas using our signature products that even your pickiest eater will enjoy. These meals are super easy with minimal prep and ready in less than 15 minutes, which means more vacation time for everyone!


Taco Night with Beef Barbacoa or Buttermilk Brined Chicken
For beef lovers, chicken lovers or both!

Our beef barbacoa is locally-sourced from Stone Mountain Cattle Company, smoked over oakwood and finished with a flavorful barbacoa sauce. Our buttermilk brined chicken is also locally-sourced, hardwood-smoked and soaked in buttermilk overnight. Both bags come in a 1 lb. BPA-free bag.

Make it fun with a Taco Bar!


To prepare beef barbacoa and buttermilk brined chicken, simply place the bags in boiling water for 15 minutes. Warm hard shells in a toaster - or oven - for a few minutes or warm tortillas on the grill, cast-iron skillet, in the oven or microwave. Fill shells or tortillas with beef barbacoa or buttermilk brined chicken. Top with ingredients of choice. Squeeze with a slice of lime. Our barbacoa and pulled chicken come in 1 lb. bags and each make approximately 4-5 tacos so if you get both bags you will be able to serve about 8-10 people total.


Chili Night with Our Classic Beef Chili or Vegan Chili
For meat lovers and vegans!

Our chili is the ultimate comfort meal – it’s hearty, flavorful, and the perfect meal solution for a relaxing evening. Both chili options are perfect for the meat lover or your friend who only eats vegan.

Photo of Piedmont BBQ Co. Chili

Make it fun by creating a DIY chili bar!

What you’ll need:

  • Piedmont BBQ Co. Classic Beef Chili or Vegan Chili
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Jalapenos (optional)
  • Oyster Crackers (if you like some crunch)
  • Chopped Scallions or Onions

To prepare, simply place the BPA-free bags of chili in boiling water for 15 minutes, then pour in the bowl. Does it get any easier than that? Our chili comes in a one-quart bag and serves approximately 3 people per bag. Place ingredients in small bowls and top chili with your favorites!  


Meatball Sandwich Night
For meatball lovers, of course!

Who doesn’t love a good meatball sandwich? This meal is sure to satisfy your hunger and perfect after a long day of adventure. Our Classic Italian meatballs are hardwood-smoked; made with locally-sourced pork and beef from Stone Mountain Cattle Company.

Photo of Piedmont BBQ Co. Smoked Italian Meatball Subs

Make it fun with a DIY Meatball Sub Bar!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 Hoagie Rolls
  • Piedmont BBQ Co. Smoked Italian Meatballs (1 package makes 2 sandwich servings)
  • ½ cup Marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Seasoning and Herbs of choice – garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place your meatballs in boiling water for 15 minutes. Slice the hoagie buns and place face up in the oven with cooking spray or olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes until crisp. Put marinara sauce on the bottom portion of the hoagie, then add meatballs. Top meatballs with more marinara, then add cheese. Place back in oven to melt the cheese to your liking. Each bag of meatballs makes approximately 1 - 2 subs, depending on the size of the hoagies.


If you make these dinners above or any other Spring Break meal creations with Piedmont BBQ products, we’d love to see them – tag us @piedmontbbqco on Facebook or Instagram or use the hashtag #piedmontbbqco. We may even feature you in an upcoming recipe blog post!

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