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The Best American-style recipes for the 4th of July

Wish happy birthday to the land of the free and the home of the hungry with these delicious American-inspired recipes! From hearty burgers to sticky ribs, spiced kebabs and meaty brisket - these recipes are sure to have you chanting U-S-A!

Rib Eye Steaks with Hot Smashed Potatoes

If you're hosting a 4th of July cookout, surprise your guests with something a little more special than what you would normally barbecue. This is the ultimate recipe for when you want to impress without spending too long standing over the grill. Serve alongside smashed potatoes with aromatic rosemary and garlic to complement the beef perfectly.

Marinated Beef Brisket

This is a perfect winter meal to get started at lunchtime, the longer cooking time of this brisket makes for a flavourful and tender eating experience. We like to pair this with warmed tortillas and a crunchy winter slaw.

Texas Meatloaf with Guacamole

This dish embraces the full on flavours of Tabasco sauce, guacamole and sweet peppery barbecue sauce making for a sensational yet comforting southern dining experience. We like to enjoy this meatloaf with homemade potato wedges.

Jalapeño Double Smash Burgers

Our Jalapeño aioli double patty smash burger is a crowd favourite that we love to make whenever entertaining guests. It’s a quick and easy recipe that tastes great. It’s comprised of two juicy patties topped with two slices of cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce and a spicy jalapeño sauce on a lightly toasted bun.

Pulled Lamb Reuben Sandwich

A modern spin on the classic New York sandwich, try this Pulled Lamb Reuben Sandwich and enjoy the perfectly paired lamb, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese all on delicious thickly cut rye bread.

Stuffed Lamb Heart

This dish from Hannah Miller Childs boasts big flavours and tender, sweet lamb. The slow-braised lamb hearts are stuffed with sausage meat and wrapped in smokey bacon for an unbeatable winter dish. Get cosy and enjoy with steamed broccoli and chimichurri sauce.

Meatball Pizza

Making your own pizza dough is just so satisfying, and should you have a breadmaker on hand, it’s even easier. You can flavour it with cheese and herbs. You can stuff the crust, make mini pizzas or pizzas shaped like dinosaurs. The possibilities are endless. This delicious meatball pizza recipe can be made as tiny bites for a party or one huge pizza to feed a tribe during a 4th of July celebration.

Chipotle Beef Cheek Burger

Looking to elevate your burger game for a 4th of July party? Slow-cooked meltingly tender beef cheeks make for an epic burger. Especially when given a spicy chipotle kick. Serve with pickled red onion and chipotle aioli slaw for a truly decadent meal!

Brisket and Cheese Pies

There's nothing more American than a delicious cut of brisket. Being such a large cut of beef, it’s not unusual to have some leftovers from your weekend cooks. Fortunately, there are a few great ways to use it up and brisket and cheese pie are one of the easiest and tastiest. Juicy beef brisket, a decadent one, tomato, and beef broth gravy, and a hefty dose of melted cheese - you're onto a winner!



Mini Meatloaves

Meatloaves are a great way to pack in extra nutrients and taste great when served hot or cold. For dinner, serve alongside a leafy green salad and some potatoes or alternatively, let them cool and slice for a sandwich filling.

Lemon, Honey & Rosemary Lamb Ribs

These marinated lamb ribs provide a quick and easy meal which is low in sodium, are a rich source of iron and more importantly, are finger-licking good!


Beef & Potato-Top Bake

There is nothing more comforting on a cold weeknight than the warm tender meat and moreish flavours of our Beef and Potato Top Bake. It is perfect for those who can’t decide between a pie and a stew!



Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak

Tomahawk Steak is one of the most visually impressive and delicious pieces of beef that you're likely to eat. Using a reverse sear method, you're able to produce a perfectly pink and tender steak. Follow the method below to do the same!

Peppered Steak with Mustard Cream

Rich beef steak paired with a bold yet velvety mustard cream makes for a scrumptious Southern-inspired dish. Couple this steak with vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, beans and/or broccoli for added nutrients.



Beef Kebabs with Southern Spice Rub

The bold spice mix in this dish is what makes it so special. Being such a simple recipe, these Kebabs are perfect as a snack or starter and can easily be paired with sides of your choice to make them a more filling meal.


Triple Threat Pickle Lovers Smash Burger

There are those that adore them, and those that passionately hate them… so it’s safe to say pickles are a somewhat controversial burger addition. For many Americans, the pickle is the hero of a burger! Pickle-infused ‘smash’ patties are layered up with three types of pickle – sauerkraut, homemade picked red onions and sliced pickles, and three cheeses – cheddar, smoked and swiss.

Posted by Shawn Moodie

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