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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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My ribeye steak showcases the flavors of Greece my husband and I were introduced to while on a cruise. We like it with pita bread and hummus. —Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon
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Zesty Chicken

Zesty Chicken

Zesty Chicken

Halved chicken is a perfect choice for winter grilling. Cooked over indirect heat, it virtually eliminates grill flare-ups. This version from Micheal Everidge of Morristown, Tennessee features a tangy four-ingredient mustard sauce you can whip up in minutes.

Halibut with Bacon

Halibut with Bacon

Halibut with Bacon

From Ocala, Florida, Pat Hockett writes, "This can be an easy weeknight meal or part of an elegant dinner. I'm always looking for different ways to use the fish and crab in our freezer."

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
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Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

This winning dish gets its flavorful kick from a tomatillo mixture jazzed up with lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. Dollop with sour cream and serve over rice for a memorable meal. —Audrey Kinne, Elkhart, Indiana

Dr Pepper Drumsticks

Dr Pepper Drumsticks

Dr Pepper Drumsticks

If you love Dr Pepper as much as I do, try it in my barbecue sauce for grilled chicken. It adds zip to the ketchup, bourbon and barbecue seasoning. —Shannon Holle-Funk, Venedy, Illinois

Big John's Chili-Rubbed Ribs

Big John's Chili-Rubbed Ribs

Big John's Chili-Rubbed Ribs

When my family thinks of summer grilling, it's ribs all the way. Our Asian-inspired recipe is a welcome change from the usual barbecue-sauce versions. —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida

Grilled Sirloin with Chili-Beer Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Sirloin with Chili-Beer Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Sirloin with Chili-Beer Barbecue Sauce

Tender steak is treated to a tangy barbecue sauce that’s so tasty. Cayenne pepper and chili powder add a hint of heat that gives it extra pizzazz. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Teriyaki Pineapple & Pork Chops

Teriyaki Pineapple & Pork Chops

Teriyaki 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 Sirloin

Grilled Sirloin

Grilled Sirloin

My husband and I and our four children are missionaries to Australia. We use this great tasting marinade just about every time we barbecue, which is often in this sunny part of the world.—Jennie Sauvageot of Pailba, Queensland

Grilled Tilapia with Mango

Grilled Tilapia with Mango

Grilled Tilapia with Mango

"This is a different twist on tilapia that I created for my wife. She enjoyed the combination of mango with the Parmesan. There's nothing like eating this out on the deck with a cold glass of iced tea." Gregg May - Columbus, OH

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

"My son and our friends often spend a day fishing," writes JoAnn McGuane of Spring, Texas. "This is one of my favorite ways to serve their catch."
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