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4 Winning Recipes for Your Fourth of July Cookout

4 Winning Recipes for Your Fourth of July Cookout

4 Recipes for the 4th

Happy Birthday, America! The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays of the year, and for good reason. There’s barbecue, fresh sweet corn, sparklers, friends and family. What’s not to love? So we rounded up some sure-fire picnic hits to make your guests “oohh” and “aahh” at the food as much as the fireworks.

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    Backyard Baby Back Ribs

    The star of any backyard barbecue, ribs are an essential menu item. The secret is always in the sauce, and these ribs hit all the right notes with molasses for sweetness, hot pepper sauce for some kick and, of course, some ranch to round it out. Just make sure to have the napkins handy.

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    Ranch Burgers

    If ribs aren’t the centerpiece you’re looking for, burgers are always a safe — and delicious — bet. With this workhorse recipe, you can add toppings of your choice and put out a burger bar that will be the envy of any cookout. 

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    Grilled Corn Salad with Poblano Peppers

    Take the best ingredients of summer — a trifecta of sweet corn, tomatoes and peppers — and toss them together in a quick, fresh salad that pairs beautifully with every grilled main course.

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    Texas Ranch Potato Salad

    No backyard barbecue is complete without a creamy potato salad, and this is one of our favorites, studded with crunchy celery, chopped egg and pickle relish. Make it a day in advance to make the holiday a little less stressful.


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