The 4th of July is the day we celebrate our independent nation. It’s a time to be outside with family and friends grilling amazing food and drinking our favorite beverages in somewhat responsible quantities.

I hope this delicious recipe roundup will provide some inspiration for making some mouthwatering dishes. The smell of the smoke in the air is key to giving you that positive vibe and a smile on your face.

Let’s Get to the 4th of July Recipes

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Smoked Pork Ribs

These tender and juicy St. Louis-style pork spareribs are smoked for 3 hours with apple and cherry wood, and they finish cooking wrapped with your favorite BBQ sauce.
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Smoked Pork Shoulder (Pork Butt)

With just a few simple steps and this tried and true recipe, transform an inexpensive pork shoulder into insanely mouthwatering pulled pork so tender, juicy and packed with sweet, smoky flavor, you won't even need sauce.
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Classic American Potato Salad

For the love of potatoes and the perfect creamy, tangy and well-balanced potato salad we make with them and just can't stop eating.
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Berry Trifles

These red, white and blue show stoppers are layers of pound cake, lemon whipped cream and fresh berries. They are so easy to make, absolutely delicious and perfect for a 4th of July party.
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The Best BBQ Chicken

This is seriously the best BBQ chicken you will ever taste. So much flavor, perfectly juicy and you just won't be able to stop eating it.
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Smoked Brisket

Pure and simple, melt in your mouth and packed with flavor, this Texas style smoked beef brisket is seasoned with salt and pepper, then smoked low and slow with oak.
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Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

It's not a party without wings. And there's no better way to make 'em than in the smoker dusted with rub and crisped up at the end. Saucing optional.
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Creamy Coleslaw

No summer BBQ is complete without some refreshing slaw to cut through those heavier dishes.
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Beer Can Chicken

Amazing flavor, crispy skin, moist and tender results every time. Beer can chicken on the grill is a popular recipe for good reason, and you just have to give it a try.
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Smoked Tri-Tip

Indulge in a slice of California's ranching legacy with our oak-smoked tri-tip. Slow-cooked to tender perfection, then seared for a mouthwatering crust, it promises bold flavors and succulent juiciness. Ready in just over an hour, it's a savory sensation you will be craving again and again.
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BLT Salad

BLT is a little like red, white and blue. They just go together so well, and this super easy salad is a big time crowd pleaser.
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Vegetarian Chili

An easy and incredibly flavorful and colorful vegetarian or vegan chili that will make you forget all about the meat.
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Crispy Carnitas Tacos

Make these tacos with pulled pork and layer in the pickled onions and avocado-lime crema. Super easy to make for a crowd.
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Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

Grilling romaine lettuce for an upgraded caesar salad adds an amazing smoky char that you will be enjoying all summer long.
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Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Juicy, tender and smoky delicious. Make a few of these for a crowd. The maple-bourbon glaze is almost too good!
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BBQ Baked Beans

Smoky, sweet and with a little tang from the cider vinegar.
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Smoked Whole Chicken

Indulge in irresistible applewood-smoked flavor with a slight kick and hint of sweetness in this tender, juicy smoked whole chicken. Crafted with simple ingredients and foolproof smoking technique, the succulent 'yardbird' boasts mouthwatering texture perfect for feeding a crowd or savoring over multiple meals.
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Quick and Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger

Quick, dirty and delicious. This is a super flavorful flat top cheeseburger with caramelized onions that you will really want to get down with.
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BBQ Vinaigrette

Want to keep the BBQ theme throughout? Then turn to the BBQ vinaigrette salad dressing that pairs perfectly on your salads or drizzled on the smoked meats.
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Grilled Corn Salsa

Fresh corn, herbs, plenty of lime juice and fresh herbs make for a great salsa or salad side.
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Pickled Red Onions

Quick, easy and beautifully bright and delicious. Pickled red onions are an add-on to brighten any dish with 5 minutes of prep and ready in just 30 minutes.
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Glazed BBQ Salmon

With just 4 ingredients, and less than 20 minutes cook time, the quickest, easiest way to infuse salmon with irresistible smoky-sweet BBQ flavor makes a flavor explosion.
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Brisket Tacos

Turn leftover brisket into drool-worthy, crowd pleasing tacos! These beauties are bursting with smoky flavor, melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, and come together in a flash.
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Blood Orange-Rosemary Margarita

Mix up a slightly tart, sweet and perfectly balanced margarita with hints of rosemary and a beautiful presentation that just might be your new house specialty margarita.
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Rocket Pops

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Grilled Broccolini

A crave-able, super simple and healthy side dish that is packed with flavor. Just a few simple ingredients and it's ready in under 10 minutes to perfectly complement any grilled main course.
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Individual Peach Crisps

When peaches are in season, there's nothing like the sweet peaches with the crunch of a crisp and topped with some fresh whipped cream. I like to make these individual for easy portioning.
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