No-fuss Fourth of July recipes perfect for your next cookout!

While the fireworks are popping off outside for the Fourth of July, your taste buds will be poppin’ for these no-fuss recipes. Check out these five dishes that are sure to be a hit with your crowd!

Fourth of July Recipes

Black and Blue Burger

Fourth of July Recipes


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 4 sweet Hawaiian burger buns, sliced in half
  • 4 leaves green leaf lettuce
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 slices yellow onion, fried
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 tablespoons thousand island dressing or donkey sauce
  • Salt and blackening spice to taste


1. Preheat pan on medium heat.

2. Divide the ground beef into four portions; roll each into a loose ball, then flatten into a 4-inch patty.

3. Season the patties on both sides with the blackening spice. After about 3 minutes, flip, and cook to develop a crust on the reverse side, 2 minutes. Top each burger with 1 ounce of the remaining blue cheese. Grill to an internal temperature of 160°.

4. Cover with a piece of foil and cook another 30 seconds to melt the cheese. Remove the burgers to a serving tray to rest.

6. Assemble the burger by: smearing the buns with some thousand island dressing or donkey sauce. Layer the bottom buns with the fried onions and a burger. Top with tomatoes and lettuce. Cover with the bun tops.

Watermelon Salad:

Fourth of July Recipes


  • 5 chunks of cubed watermelon
  • Small handful of large wedge cut heirloom tomatoes
  • A three-finger pinch of grilled corn
  • A three-finger pinch of Green beans
  • A three-finger pinch of Grilled squash
  • 12 cubes of feta cheese
  • Small three-finger pinch of chiffonade mint
  • Toss in two portion cups of vinaigrette
  • Add a pinch of sea salt


  • 1 tbsp: Olive oil
  • 2 oz: White wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed

Becky’s BBQ Baked Beans:


  • 1 28 oz can of your favorite brand of baked beans
  • 1 1/4 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 1/4 cup bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cup smoked bacon chopped
  • 1 8 oz pkg ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar


1. In a skillet brown grown beef and drain.

2. Add beef back to skillet and add bacon, onion and bell pepper and saute for about 5 minutes.

3. Drain baked beans and add to skillet mixture along with BBQ sauce and brown sugar and cook on medium heat for a bit then on low till ready to serve

Street Corn Queso


  • 3-4 cups of corn on the cob
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Pinch of cilantro
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • Salt & pepper to taste

BBQ Tacos


  • 1 1/2 cup Diced Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 cup Diced Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Diced Bell Peppers
  • 1 cup Mushrooms
  • BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup Corn
  • Cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Onion powder and garlic powder to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Cole Slaw
  • 3 cups shredded Cabbage
  • Mayonnaise to Taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Vinegar to taste


  1. Mix mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar together. Pour over cabbage and toss, add salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic.
  2. Season pork and chicken with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
  3. Heat sauté pan and add oil, pork and chicken to sauté pan. Sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add BBQ sauce and sauté for 1-2 minutes. In a second sauté pan add oil, bell pepper, mushrooms, and corn.  Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add pork and chicken to taco shell. Top with the corn, bell pepper and mushrooms mix. Place slaw on top tacos and cilantro.

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