Fourth Of July Barbecue Ideas for the Ultimate Cookout

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Fourth Of July Barbecue Ideas for the Ultimate Cookout

July 4th is synonymous with a grilling out summer holiday. Barbecue or grilled dishes are the ultimate dish that you can't do without every 4th of July. Whether you're in the mood for barbecue, burgers, grilled chicken, hotdogs or corn on the cob, we've got you covered! 

Smoky Grilled Dry-Rub Pork Chops Recipe

Smoky Grilled Dry-Rub Pork Chops by Kate Merker

These Smoky Grilled Dry-Rub Pork Chops by Kate Merker are spicy-sweet chops, simple to make and fall-off-the-bone delicious!

Total prep time:  3 hours and 50 minutes

Yields: 6

What you need: 

  • 6 (6 oz.) bone-in pork chops
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Canola oil, for grill grates
  • 2 c. Peach Relish

How to prepare:

  1. Make sure to pat pork chops dry with paper towels and season with salt and black pepper. In a medium bowl, add brown sugar, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper and mix. Coat chops evenly on all sides with spice mixture. Cover and chill for 3 hours. 
  2. Set up a grill for direct cooking and heat to medium-high. Once hot, clean, and lightly oil the grates. 
  3. Grill chops, turning occasionally, until charred and internal temperature registers 145°F on an instant read thermometer for 8 to 10 minutes. Let the grilled chops rest for 5 minutes before serving with Peach Relish.

Grilled Baby Potato Salad Recipe

Grilled Baby Potato Salad by Justin Chapple

This Grilled Baby Potato Salad by Justin Chapple is the perfect salad for your grilled dishes!

Total prep time:  1 hour

Yields: 8

What you need: 

  • 3 lb. baby potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 red onion (small sliced)
  • ½ cup Champagne vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for brushing)
  • 1 cup parsley (lightly packed, chopped)
  • 2 cups kettle-cooked salt-and-vinegar chips (coarsely crushed)

How to prepare:

  1. In a large saucepan, add potatoes and water, cover, and bring to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat for about 20 minutes until tender. Drain and spread on a baking sheet to cool, then cut in half.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add red onion with the Champagne vinegar and mix. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Light a grill and oil the grate. Grill the potatoes cut side down over moderately high heat for about 5 minutes until lightly charred. Transfer to the bowl, add onions, 1/4 cup of olive oil and mix well. Let cool completely. season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. Top with chips and serve.

Grilled Corn with Red Pepper Jelly Glaze Recipe

Grilled Corn with Red Pepper Jelly Glaze by Kate Merker

This Grilled Corn with Red Pepper Jelly Glaze by Kate Merker guaranteed summer delight!

Total prep time:  20 minutes

Yields: 4

What you need: 

  • Canola oil
  • 4 corn cobs
  • 1/4 c. red pepper jelly
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

How to prepare:

  1. Set up a grill for direct cooking and heat to medium-high. Once hot, lightly oil the grates. Grill shucked corn cobs, turning occasionally for 6 to 8 minutes or until charred. 
  2. In a bowl, add red pepper jelly and rice wine vinegar and whisk until smooth. Brush onto corn cobs and sprinkle with thinly sliced scallion.

Teriyaki Beef-and-Mushroom Kebabs Recipe

Teriyaki Beef-and-Mushroom Kebabs by Kate Merker

These Teriyaki Beef-and-Mushroom Kebabs by Kate Merker are perfectly seasoned and rich grilled kebabs!

Total prep time:  30 minutes

Yields: 4

What you need: 

  • Canola oil, for grill grates
  • 1 ½ lb. strip or sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges and halved
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, trimmed and halved, if large
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • ½ c. teriyaki sauce

How to prepare:

  1. Set up a grill for direct cooking and heat to medium-high. Once hot, lightly oil the grates. In a bowl, toss steak, onion, mushrooms, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Thread onto skewers, separating onion layers. 
  2. Grill kebabs, turning occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes medium-rare or until steak reaches desired doneness. Basting with teriyaki sauce during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Great Outdoors - Set of 7 Wilderness Wine Charms by Simply Charmed

These Great Outdoors - Set of 7 Wilderness Wine Charms are the best wine charms for your outdoor activities this summer! Whether you're going camping in the mountains or backyard, they will surely look great on your wine glasses or coffee mugs.

Serve up some of these delicious barbecue recipes this 4th of July and let the fireworks fly with some of the best cookout dishes to celebrate Independence Day at home. Check this, Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Cocktail Ideas to pair with your barbecue dishes! Happy birthday, my dear America!

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