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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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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
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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 Tuna Steaks

Teriyaki Tuna Steaks

Teriyaki Tuna Steaks

"After sampling some wonderful tuna at a Japanese restaurant, I decided to try my hand at coming up with the recipe," says Michelle Dennis of Clarks Hill, Indiana. "It took a little trial and error, but I was pleased with the results—these seasonings are a lovely complement to the tuna."

Salmon with Citrus Salsa

Salmon with Citrus Salsa

Salmon with Citrus Salsa

"I make each meal from scratch, which results in a lot of hit-or-miss attempts, but this grilled salmon is a surefire winner!" confirms Nancy Shirvani of Terryville, Connecticut. "It makes a perfect light summer supper."
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Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken

The secret behind the flavor that enhances Linda Nilsen's poultry dish is a citrusy one. "I use lemonade concentrate," she pens from her Anoka, Minnesota kitchen.—Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota

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."

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

Garden Kabobs

Garden Kabobs

Garden Kabobs

When my garden is at its peak, I like to make this colorful entree. Besides the great flavor, I also enjoy its easy preparation and cleanup.

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

"When my son and his wife were married in our backyard, I served this special roast at the rehearsal dinner," writes B.J. Wall from Lanexa, Virginia. "It can be prepared on the grill or in the oven, but grilling enhances the flavors. The fruit salsa perfectly complements the pork's tasty herbal rub."

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

With its flavorful marinade, Julee Wallberg’s flank steak makes a succulent meal. “I received this recipe from a friend, and it’s been a family favorite ever since.”—Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah

Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

“We’ve been making this dish for years and everyone who tastes it requests the recipe," writes Debbie Wigle of Williamson, New York. "We often double it and serve the leftovers on a mixed green salad.”

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.”
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