July 4th Grilling Ideas

July 4th Grilling Ideas

Hamburgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob are the go to grilling foods for any July 4th cookout.  Today we're going to showcase some uncommon but delicious twists on these American staples, from various regions of the U.S.  Whichever one you choose to cook for your holiday barbecue will sure to be a hit.


Alabama White Grilled Chicken

This recipe featured by Buns In My Oven was a hit with our family.  Delicious, juicy chicken with tangy sauce.  You can't miss with this easy to prepare recipe. Dinner was ready in about 30 minutes and gone in no time!


Juicy Lucy Burger

A Minnesota favorite, the Juicy Lucy burger is a yummy, cheesy, melty concoction of ooey gooey goodness.  This recipe featured by Pinch of Yum is one of our favorites since it comes from a native Minnesotan so you know it's authentic Juicy Lucy goodness.  You really can't go wrong with this one.  

Smash Burger

Not gonna lie, this hamburger recipe is the KING in our family.  My family requests this one again and again and it never gets old.  Does it originate from Colorado or the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky?  We may never know for sure but either way this is one GOOD burger.  This recipe was featured in Bon Appetit.  Enjoy!


Chicago Hot Dog

We like to grill our Chicago dogs because everything's better when it's grilled.  For some of our picky kid eaters, we remove the peppers or the onion but the adults love these jam-packed, delish hot dogs.  This article showcases all the ingredients of the classic Chicago dog, as featured in Bon Appetit.  Build them the way you like them.  There's no wrong way.


Grilled Corn on the Cob

Now let's be honest, grilled corn on the cob doesn't date back to any specific U.S. region, but Iowa definitely holds the title to corn.  What could be more American than that?  Here's a delicious recipe by an Iowa native from Iowa Girl Eats which is sure to be a family favorite.  
Hopefully you are inspired and ready to try out some of these easy-to-prepare, delicious twists on the American classics - hamburgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob.  Happy Independence Day to Americans everywhere!  
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