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July 4th Dinner

These crowd-pleasing recipes include steaks, chicken, burgers, kabobs, chops and any main you'll need for your 4th of July feast.

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After searching for an out-of-this-world bottled barbecue sauce, I threw in the towel and stirred up my own with ketchup, honey, brown mustard—the works. —Kathleen Criddle, Lake Worth, Florida
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Luau Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Luau Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Luau Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Pineapple juice, soy sauce and cider vinegar give these juicy steaks their tangy taste. We found that the sweet and tropical marinade is also good on pork. —Lorraine Darocha of Mountain City, Tennessee

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Agnes Ward, of Stratford, Ontario says, “These are no ordinary beef kabobs! They’re herb-infused and need to marinate at least two hours or overnight for the best flavor. If you feel like splurging, this recipe’s also fantastic with beef tenderloin.”

Mahi Mahi with Nectarine Salsa

Mahi Mahi with Nectarine Salsa

Mahi Mahi with Nectarine Salsa

A ripe nectarine inspired me to put together a fruity salsa to serve with fish fillets. I received six thumbs up from our three children for this easy, nutritious main dish. —Michelle Augustine, Cincinnati, OH
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Sesame Beef 'n' Veggie Kabobs

Sesame Beef  'n' Veggie Kabobs

Sesame Beef 'n' Veggie Kabobs

This is a favorite with my entire familyChalk it up to the fact that this recipe delivers great flavor, tender chunks of meat and a presentation as pretty as a picture! Frances Klingemann-Omaha, Nebraska

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Marinades sometimes use coffee or espresso, and that inspired me to try tea and apple juice to perk up a sauce. Read more on my food blog at wildflourskitchen.com. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

We spoon the black bean salsa that accompanies this dish over grilled tenderloin slices. You can save on last-minute prep time by making the salsa and the cumin-coriander pork rub ahead. —Maria Chiarino of Concord, North Carolina

Teriyaki Glazed Pineapple & Pork Chops

Teriyaki Glazed Pineapple & Pork Chops

Teriyaki Glazed Pineapple & Pork Chops

Pork chops are wonderful on the grill. Adding the pineapple and teriyaki makes it even better! It reminds me of Hawaii!—Alaina Showalter, Clover, South Carolina

Grilled Halibut with Mustard Dill Sauce

Grilled Halibut with Mustard Dill Sauce

Grilled Halibut with Mustard Dill Sauce

Moist fish steaks are draped with thick and creamy sauce in this flavorful recipe shared by Laura Lunardi. The topping makes a nice alternative to traditional tartar sauce and is just as good on swordfish.

Marinated Teriyaki Flank Steak

Marinated Teriyaki Flank Steak

Marinated Teriyaki Flank Steak

Warm days are the perfect time to get out the grill. And this tender grilled steak and marinade of teriyaki, ginger and orange from Sandi Poznanski of St. Howard Beach, New York makes a refreshing main course.

Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

Tuna  with Wasabi Sauce

Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

Wasabi mayonnaise can be found in the Asian section of your local supermarket. Wasabi, an Asian plant similar to horseradish, has a fiery flavor. Add some plain mayonnaise to make a milder sauce.

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

These quick and easy chops from Lisa Ruehlow of Blaine, Minnesota make a very colorful statement when they hit the table. Your guests will rave!
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