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Special Occasion BBQ

A Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade barbecue menu means a quick, easy meal you'll be proud to serve your guests. The secret to the ease and speed of the meal is using great-tasting packaged foods as the base for shortcuts.

Main Course

Cowboy Tri-Tip
  • Cowboy Tri-Tip

See Cowboy Tri-Tip recipe

Side Dishes

  • Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits
  • Cheese BBQ'd Corn on the Cob

See Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits recipe

See Cheese BBQ'd Corn on the Cob recipe


Double Strawberry Pie
  • Double Strawberry Pie

See Double Strawberry Pie recipe

This timeline shows you how far in advance food preparation for the menu can take place. Following these tips allows maximum time with your guests and minimum fuss.

Up to 2 weeks before:

  • Make the dry rub for the tri-tip; store at room temperature.
  • Make BBQ sauce for tri-tip and store in refrigerator.
  • Make biscuits and freeze.
  • Mix up corn's butter-cheese mixture.

Up to 24 hours in advance:

  • Defrost biscuits.
  • Make Double Strawberry Pie.

45 minutes before dinner:

  • Prepare grill.
  • Bring corn's butter mixture to room temperature.

30 minutes before dinner:

  • Cook tri-tip.

15 minutes before dinner

  • Warm biscuits in low oven.
  • Cook corn.

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