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4th of July recipes

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Celebrate the 4 July and soak up the sun with classic barbecue dishes bursting with flavour, fresh sharing desserts and crowd-pleasing cocktails.

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  • A molten cheese-stuffed burger cut in half

    Molten cheese-stuffed burgers

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    Take burgers to the next level by stuffing them with cheddar and mozzarella for a gooey centre, and topping them with a dollop of herby burger sauce

  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.83 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • Next level fried chicken on a wire tray

    Next level fried chicken

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.56 ratings

    Choose boneless thighs to make the ultimate fried chicken. For the coating, we've come up with a method that results in the crispiest finish ever

  • 15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers served on a wooden serving platter

    15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.55 ratings

    Struggle to find dishes to cook that take very little time but the whole family will love? Look no further than these chicken and halloumi burgers

  • Summer punch 2016

    Summer punch

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    A simple, refreshing drink that's perfect for a summery gathering. For an extra-special twist, swap the sparkling water for champagne

  • Pull-apart meatball sliders in a large baking dish

    Pull-apart meatball sliders

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make these moreish meatball sliders with tomato sauce and melted cheese for a party or buffet. They're easy to make and the whole family will enjoy them

  • Watermelon daiquiri served in a cocktail glass with a wedge of watermelon

    Watermelon daiquiri

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail to entertain friends? Try a watermelon daiquiri with white rum, lime juice and watermelon liqueur

  • Classic homemade slaw in a bowl

    Classic homemade coleslaw

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.16 ratings

    Forget shop-bought versions and make a homemade slaw. It's an ideal side dish for barbecues or to serve with burgers, salads, sandwiches and more

  • A tempura veg hot dog on a napkin

    Tempura veg hot dogs

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Try this vegetarian take on hot dogs with an Asian-style twist. Tempura veg adds texture and taste, contrasting with unctuous chilli jam and mayo

  • Barbecued bavette steak & tomato salad served on a plate

    Barbecued bavette steak & tomato salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Barbecue bavette steak and drape over Tom's simple tomato, red onion and feta salad. It makes a lovely lunch or light supper in summertime

  • Funnel cakes

    Funnel cakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    These American funfair favourites are a cross between a doughnut and churros - fill a funnel or piping bag with batter and drizzle into hot oil to make squiggly round cakes

  • A plate serving sichuan chicken wings

    Sichuan chicken wings

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try these spicy, sticky Sichuan chicken wings at a Chinese banquet. Scatter over chopped peanuts and chilli flakes and serve as a starter or main

  • Fruit punch served in a jug and two glasses

    Fruit punch

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make this fruit punch as a non-alcoholic drink for a summer party. With fresh fruit, mint, juice and lemonade, it's wonderfully refreshing

  • One chocolate and hazelnut ice cream sandwich

    Choc hazelnut ice cream sandwich

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Squish chocolate and salted caramel ice cream between two chocolate cookies to make this irresistible frozen dessert. Devour immediately or pop in the freezer

  • A cheesesteak hot dog on a napkin

    Cheesesteak hot dogs

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Take the humble hot dog to another level by using steak, complemented by melted cheese, fried green peppers and crispy onions. Easy to make and so good

  • Cajun fried shrimp in a basket

    Cajun fried shrimp

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Fry up a batch of crispy Cajun spiced shrimps – they are completely addictive. Put the beer on ice, too, for an informal dinner with friends and family

  • Sesame sweet potatoes served on a platter

    Barbecue sesame sweet potatoes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.23 ratings

    Serve these glazed sweet potatoes as a side dish at a barbecue, or turn them into a summer salad by tossing through handfuls of rocket or watercress

  • Two black bean veggie burgers on a serving board

    Black bean veggie burger

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try making these satisfying veggie burgers as a meat-free treat – they freeze well and are perfect for grilling on the barbecue

  • One-pan nachos traybake with black beans

    One-pan nachos with black beans

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 ratings

    Enjoy this colourful sharing dish with nachos, black beans, salsa, avocado and melted cheese. Everyone will enjoy digging into it straight from the pan

  • Sticky chicken & chorizo skewers served on flatbreads

    Sticky chicken & chorizo skewers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.21 ratings

    Pair the winning combo of chicken and chorizo with a sticky garlic, honey and thyme glaze. Serve on skewers in homemade flatbreads

  • Tomato salsa with the ingredients alongside

    Ultimate tomato salsa

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.66 ratings

    Make this tasty salsa in just 5 minutes with tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, coriander and white wine vinegar

  • The ingredients for pulled pork tacos with pineapple salsa

    Pulled pork tacos with pineapple salsa

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

    Put the pork for these pulled pork tacos in the slow cooker in the morning, and you’ll have a family feast for dinner. Serve with cabbage, avocado and salsa

  • Two bowls filled with chipotle corn salad

    Chipotle corn salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Excite your tastebuds with a salad combining sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes, macadamia nuts and avocado with a kick of chipotle chilli. Ideal for a barbecue

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