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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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Before you hand out the drinks, save a little soda to make these burgers. Cola helps soften the texture and kick up the flavor. Used in the meat mixture and brushed on during cooking, it takes this football favorite to another level. —Emily Nelson, Packers Women's Association, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Candidate's Choice Short Ribs

Candidate's Choice Short Ribs

Candidate's Choice Short Ribs

"These ribs are tender and tasty as if they've been cooking for hours. The tangy ketchup mixture enhances the already savory flavor." Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

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."

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin gets gussied up with a sweet honey, Dijon mustard and sesame seed marinade in this easy-to-fix low-fat entree. "This is our family's favorite way to fix pork during grilling season," says Barbara Blake from her home in West Brattleboro, Vermont.
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Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce from South America that goes with grilled meats. My citrus version brightens up grilled chicken, which gets its juiciness from brining. —Tyffanie Perez, Springville, Utah

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Mayo for 2

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Mayo for 2

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Mayo for 2

Yogurt and lemon juice lend a pleasing tang to the mayo-based sauce that complements this savory salmon. —Donna Noel, Gray, Maine

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki sauce, Chinese five-spice powder, ginger and sesame oil combine in this overnight marinade that gives plenty of Asian flair to grilled flank steak. —Nancy Fairless of Clifton, New Jersey

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.”

Honey-Mustard Pork Chops

Honey-Mustard Pork Chops

Honey-Mustard Pork Chops

"I started using this recipe when my girls were little," Angela Lott says of these moist pork chops and sweet sauce. "I grilled everything because it allowed me to be outside watching children play in the pool," relateds the Neshanic Station, New Jersey cook.

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

Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Perfect for the summer grilling season, this flavorful and hearty Italian sausage sandwich will be a picnic favorite for sure! —Mariela Petroski, Helena, Montana

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
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