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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.

Smoky Beef 'n' Beans

Smoky Beef 'n' Beans

Smoky Beef 'n' Beans

Liquid Smoke gives a unique taste to this thick and hearty combination of beef and beans shared by Anita Curtis. "I serve it with a crisp salad to make a complete meal," notes the Camarillo, California cook.

Sesame Salmon Fillet

Sesame Salmon Fillet

Sesame Salmon Fillet

"A tangy honey mustard sauce and sesame seeds dress up salmon," offers Karen Gorman of Gunnison, Colorado.

Brats with Onions

Brats with Onions

Brats with Onions

"After years of eating plain old brats, I came up with this great-tasting version slathered in zippy onions," remarks Gunnard Stark of Rotunda West, Florida. Your family can enjoy juicy bratwurst for dinner with plenty left over for meals later in the week.
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Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

This recipe was a happy accident, reveals Patricia Gowen of Amherst, Virginia. "I discovered at the last minute that I didn't have enough all-purpose flour for coating the chicken, so I used pancake mix instead," she smiles. "It did taste different—but everyone at our house liked it."

Smoked Linkburgers

Smoked Linkburgers

Smoked Linkburgers

We enjoy these sandwiches as a change from plain hamburgers or hot dogs. - June Burkert, Evans City, Pennsylvania

Savory Pork Chops

Savory Pork Chops

Savory Pork Chops

Relates Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson of Lusby, Maryland, "I love these tender pork chops smothered in a mouthwatering sauce. It's the perfect blend of mustard, soy sauce, ketchup and orange marmalade."—Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland

Individual Grilled Pizzas

Individual Grilled Pizzas

Individual Grilled Pizzas

This is one of my favorite grilled dishes. Featuring garden-fresh vegetables and a light pesto sauce, the pizzas are especially popular because each family member can add whatever toppings he or she prefers.—Martha Haseman, Hinckley, Illinois

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."

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

When the family's coming or we're expecting guests for dinner, I often serve this flavorful grilled pork roast—and it's always a winner! Chopped apple and sweet honey complement the rosemary and garlic. —Christine Wilson Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Pork with Watermelon Salsa

Pork with Watermelon Salsa

Pork with Watermelon Salsa

A colorful combination of watermelon, strawberries, kiwifruit and peaches makes a sweet salsa that's ideal to serve alongside grilled pork basted with peach preserves.

Orange-Ginger Pork Chops

Orange-Ginger Pork Chops

Orange-Ginger Pork Chops

Basting chops with this tangy sauce makes them extremely tender and savory. My family requests this dish for the terrific taste. I make it for them often because it's on the lighter side. —Lynette Randleman of Buffalo, Wyoming
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