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The Best BBQ Wedding Appetizers

Barbeque is the ultimate high-risk, high-reward cuisine in the oeuvre of wedding hors-d’oeuvres.

Those three letters alone can easily excite eaters at the mere prospect of slow-cooked meats slathered in sticky sauces. But as you well know, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be wearing some of that sauce on your face (or your fancy wedding attire). It’s a messy food, and usually found near the top of the do-not-invite list when it comes to wedding apps. But, it’s BBQ. People love it and it’s guaranteed to be a favorite among your guests (or at least those who don’t sully themselves with it). Just don’t forget to send a waiter around with a tray of wet-naps.  

By Greer Pollock

BBQ Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Sliders

BBQ Appetizers - Sweet Potato and Pulled Pork Sliders

These sweet potato, goat cheese, and shredded pork sliders are topped with green onions for the ultimate mix of sweet and savory. For the sake of cleanliness, they’re probably best wolfed down in one bite (just remember to chew).

Spicy BBQ Bites

BBQ Appetizers - Spicy BBQ bites in a Tostito Chip

BBQ ground beef, red onions, and spicy jalapenos make for the unrivaled bite sized hors d’oeuvre. But what really makes these special is the fact that they’re in the quintessential hor-d’oeuvre form, the Tostito Scoop.  

Korean BBQ Taco

BBQ Appetizers - Korean BBQ Taco

These Korean spiced short ribs in a taco shell are trying really hard to convince you that they’re more sophisticated than the Tostito Scoop chip. Let them think that, they’ll be delicious just the same.

BBQ Pulled Pork and Pimento Cheese Bruschetta

BBQ Appetizers - Pulled Pork and Pimento Cheese Bruschetta

Pulled pork meets pimento cheese on crostini for the unbeatable combination of meat, cheese and bread. Pickled jalapenos top it off for just the right kick that can easily be watered down at the open bar.

BBQ Chicken Bites

BBQ Appetizers - BBQ Chicken Bites

This is a chunk of chicken that’s been wrapped in bacon and smothered within an inch of its oh so tasty life in BBQ sauce. Plus it’s on a stick making it both fancy and portable.

BBQ Meatballs

BBQ Appetizers - BBQ Meatballs

These BBQ glazed meatballs are easy to grab on the way to the dance floor (although we don’t recommend busting any moves with a fork in hand (or mouth).  

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