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Top Ten 4th of July Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

Fourth of July is one of the biggest grilling holidays of the year, so it is time to put your grilling game face on. This is your chance to show the world what a smart, clever grilling God/Goddess you are!

This means no hot dogs or hamburgers! Here are my top ten recipes to grill for #4th of July this year! You can mix your favorite proteins with grilled veggies/sides and dessert from the list below for the ultimate Meal On The Grill.

Cilantro Lime Beef Satay, Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers

Say yes to skewers! When you use thin pieces of meat, the cook time is minimal!


  1. Cilantro Lime Beef Satay
  2. Jerked Spatchcocked Chicken
  3. Blue Cheese Buffalo Sliders
  4. Jalapeno Pesto Chicken


Coconut Lime Butter + Grilled Corn = legal crack.


  1. Grilled Corn on the Cob with Coconut Lime Butter
  2. Grilled Romaine Hearts
  3. Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Grilled Poundcake and fruit- easy yummy dessert on the grill.


  1. Grilled Poundcake and Peaches/Mangos/Pineapple
  2. Dark Chocolate, Coconut and gingersnap Smores
  3. Mango Cobbler

Entertaining Tips:

  • Make a Kick Ass play list to make the party fun and lively
  • Keep the cooler well stocked with Beer and don’t let the ice melt!
  • Put out the bug spray and citronella candles
  • Tiki lights make all the difference at a backyard bbq
  • Use cute, high end disposable/recyclable plates and silver ware for less clean up
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4 Responses to Top Ten 4th of July Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

  1. Lea Ann May 25, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Great post, I like how you did the format with the entrees, sides and desserts all together. I have to admit, Costco was giving away samples of Hebrew National dogs yesterday, so I’m kicking off the weekend tonight with hot dogs. But have big plans for the rest of the meals. A couple of things caught my attention here. The pesto chicken and that grilled pound cake. Thanks Robyn

  2. Shane May 25, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Awesome as always Robyn!

  3. Chris June 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Grilled pound cake always rocks. At first I thought it was texas toast in the picture. Once I realized it was pound cake, I still was on toast mode and thought about what kind of sandwich you could make with two pieces of grilled pound cake. Hmmmmm

  4. Robyn June 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    A sandwiched dessert? Or something like a monte Christo?

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