5 Must Haves For the Perfect Barbecue

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5 Must Haves for the Perfect Barbecue

Spring is the official start of barbecue season and since we love to barbecue at the House of Fauci’s we start as soon as the weather turns warm and the birds start to chirp. Often times we will gather as a family or invite neighbors over for a Sunday barbecue. The gathering of friends and family can create amazing memories and laughter so it’s important to plan a barbecue right. Since our family is known for our weekend and summer barbecues I would love to share with you 5 Must-Haves for the Perfect Barbecue.

5 Must Haves for a Successful Barbecue

If you plan on having a barbecue for your friends, neighbors, or family it is important that you think of your guests and try and make the event as fun and comfortable as possible. Here are my 5 Must-Haves for the Perfect Barbecue:

  • Make sure that you have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. You want your guests to be as comfortable as possible.
  • Provide an assortment of drinks. You may want to include soda, water, kid friendly drinks, adult drinks, and more.
  • Have a supply of first aid products, sunblock, and bug spray for your guests. Since most of the barbecue takes place outside your guests may have forgotten to apply sunblock and there may be some cuts and scratches, so you want to make sure your guests are protected.
  • Grill a variety of meat for your guests. I like to grill ribs, chicken, spicy jalapeno armadillo poppers, hamburgers, and hot dogs for the kids. You want to make sure there is something for everyone.
  • In addition to providing a variety of meat, you will also want to provide a variety of sides. I think that sides are my favorite part of a barbecue. I love to include different kinds of potato dishes, vegetables, deviled eggs, salads, and beans.

Before each barbecue, I like to go to Walmart and purchase all of our barbecue needs. In addition to the assortment of meat, I make sure to pick up a wide variety of side dishes. During my last trip to Walmart, I was lucky enough to find Bush’s Cocina Latina beans. There were so many varieties to choose from that I knew that these would be the perfect addition to my barbecue.

Bush's Cocina Latina Flavors

The first thing I noticed when I saw Bush’s Cocina Latina beans was the bright packaging. They really caught my eye and I am thankful for that because I knew these beans were going to be a hit. Not only are they slow-cooked but Bush’s has added just the right ingredients to create the perfect Latin-Inspired beans. In addition, they are available as whole beans or smashed beans.

Bushs Best Latina Beans

Grilling with La Cocina Bushs Beans

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What tips do you have to host the perfect barbecue? Have you tried Bush’s La Cocina Latin-Inspired beans? What is your favorite flavor?


  1. Thomas Murphy says

    Steak tips are my must have.

  2. Definitely corn in a cob. & tacos.

  3. Jennifer Marie says

    I like BBQ chicken and corn on the cob.

  4. Sarah Mayer says

    I must have a good fruit salad, corn on the cob, grilled chicken and coleslaw.

  5. Melissa Teears says

    For our must have perfect bbq is a great steak and family and friends

  6. Birdiebee says

    My must haves for a perfect BBQ are some good meats, corn on the cob, several types of cold salads, chips and dips and lemonade.

  7. Michael Lee says

    My must haves for a bbq are cool bibs for my guests lol

  8. heather hayes panjon says

    Grilled Corn And Baked Beans Are My BBQ Must Haves!

  9. Bridgett Wilbur says

    I must have hotdogs and chips for the kids.

  10. Karen Nadeau says

    Family and Food make the best BBQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Living in Kansas with the crazy weather…my must have for the perfect BBQ is good weather and not a lot of wind, LOL!

  12. Jeanne Coulombe says

    Must have cold beer corn on the cob coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad BBQ sauce salsa and chips

  13. Tracy Robertson says

    Must haves are burgers, beans, watermelon and something sweet for dessert!

  14. Mary Dolores Parton says

    I like corn on the Cobb and a good salad

  15. Chips and salsa are always a must, along with ice cold beer.

  16. Joyce @ My Stay At Home Adventures says

    I love beans with basically anything.

  17. kelly tupick says

    My perfect BBQ would include grilled steak tips and a nice macaroni salad with sliced watermelon on the side.

  18. Christina A. says

    Grilled corn and potato salad! We love making kebabs too!

  19. Leigh Anne Borders says

    mac n cheese, potato salad, and pickles! Love a good BBQ!!!

  20. Deborah Cochran says

    Plenty of BBQ sauce, baked beans with brown sugar, and lots of family & friends!

  21. Ellie Wright says

    Must haves are meat, potato salad and baked beans.

  22. Betsy Barnes says

    My must haves for the perfect BBQ, pasta salad, baked beans and corn on the cob. Also, a clear, blue sky! πŸ™‚

  23. natasha lamoreux says

    My must haves for a bbq is a good marinade for the meat and Bush’s beans.

  24. Elizabeth J. says

    Our favorite is frog eye salad with any bbq!!

  25. Priscilla S. says

    My must-haves are potato salad and corn on the cob.

  26. Michelle D. says

    My must haves for the perfect BBQ would be grilled corn, grilled zuchini, hot dogs or hamburgers, baked beans, and strawberry pie for dessert!

  27. Michelle Richardson says

    Must haves for the perfect BBQ are friends, games, sunshine, and great food!

  28. Michelle C says

    Corn on the cob and sweet tea are my BBQ must haves!

  29. I need to have ribs!!

  30. amy pugmire says

    potato salad, drinks, chips, corn on the cob and some fruit!

  31. Tracie Cooper says

    My must haves for a great BBQ is great meat on the grill, a selection of Bush’s Baked Beans and plenty of ice cold beverages!

  32. Oh my these photos are making my mouth water πŸ™‚
    I love the main course of course, but also love some good side salads in a bbq. Summer salads with some grilled meat = perfection.

  33. I’d love to win! And thank you for the tips πŸ™‚

  34. Lee Mckeon says

    My BBQ must haves is pasta salad. baked beans and chips and of course burgers and brats!

  35. My must haves for a barbecue is deviled eggs, coleslaw and corn on the cob.

  36. Cassandra Eastman says

    Our must-haves for a perfect BBQ are pasta salad, baked beans, green bean casserole, and bacon wrapped jalapenos!

  37. Steve Weber says

    musthaves: proteins, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, corn on the cob and lots of beer.

  38. Sarah Hayes says

    having grilled corn and fresh fruit is a must have for our BBQs

  39. Oh for us, we love potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, chips and dip…and baked beans!

  40. Baked potatoes and corn on the cob are musts. Sweet tea and lemonaide, as well.

  41. Burgers, hot dogs, potato and macaroni salads, chips, drinks and of coarse family and friends!!

  42. I must have great tasting side dishes at our Summer barbeque.

  43. In addiction to the baked bean, i made an amazing potato salad the whole family goes nuts for. And dont forget the corn on the cob!

  44. I must have a good fruit salad, corn on the cob, grilled chicken and coleslaw.

  45. Allison Swain says

    Grilled veggies and potato salad!

    Thanks for the chance to win this πŸ™‚

  46. Janice Cooper says

    We must have chicken, turkey burgers, hot dogs, potato salad and deviled eggs

  47. Barbara Montag says

    We have to have steak with mushrooms, roasted potatoes and grilled corn.
    thank you

  48. I must have baked beans, baked potatoes and corn and bbq ribs.

  49. Sheila K. says

    My perfect BBQ must include steak, ribs, sausage, potato salad, corn on the cob, baked beans, and baked potatoes!

  50. carol clark says

    chicken and hambugers for our bbq meals it is a must we have both

  51. Must have chicken, corn, burgers, mashed potatoes, lemonade/iced tea and fruit salad.

  52. My must haves are potato and mac salad along with grilled veggies and fruit salad.

  53. Good sides are big and lots of food for everyone.

  54. We have to have lots of roasted veggies and a variety of meats. We haven’t tried these beans yet, so must do that to see if they become a staple at our Cook outs!

  55. Julie Wood says

    Baby back Ribs, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon, and corn on the cob are the perfect barbecue food!

  56. I like to have ribs and chicken, macaroni salad, corn on the cob, watermelon and iced tea.

  57. shelly peterson says

    Potato salad and corn on the cob are must haves.

  58. For the perfect BBQ, we must have baked beans and potato salad!

  59. Grilled corn on the cob is a must have.

  60. Good quality meat, BBQ sauce and potato salad

  61. My must-haves are chips and watermelon.

  62. I literally love all things barbecue! My must-haves are potato salad and beans (I kid you not).

  63. Perfect BBQ must haves are deviled eggs and Root Beer floats.

  64. My must-have for BBQ (besides the BBQ) is potato salad and since moving to the South, while the grill is going we might as well throw on some stuffed jalapeno’s too! These beans looks mighty tasty so next time they may be added to the list! BBQ is the best!

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