What Should You Make for Your 4th of July Barbeque?
June 27, 2023
By Kaylee Yamry
Make your 4th of July BBQ a hit with these tasty classics
With the 4th of July fast approaching, families and communities throughout Central Minnesota are in full planning mode. During this celebration of parades, fireworks, and of course, corn hole, backyard and lakeside barbecues take center stage. There’s just one question: which mouthwatering classics should you make at this year’s 4th of July barbeque?
That’s where our team at Pioneer Grill is here to help. As a hidden community gem within Knute Nelson’s Grand Arbor campus, we’re well-versed in the full spectrum of sizzling favorites. Now let’s explore some of our best recommendations for this year’s barbecue!
1. Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
As one of the most popular picks from our menu, grilled chicken sandwiches are a must-have addition to your 4th of July barbeque. Here, we recommend tossing some toasted buns on your grill’s upper rack while adding onions to the vegetable basket. Slathered in barbecue sauce, these tastebud-tantalizing favorites are sure to leave the whole family wanting more.
2. Classic Burgers and Hotdogs
What's a 4th of July barbecue without these American staples? If you're grilling for a crowd, there's simply no better way to leave everyone feeling full. Here, the customizations and toppings are endless. From bacon to American cheese and everything in between, these crowd-pleasers don't disappoint. How about chili dogs for meat lovers or lettuce wraps for Keto-conscious guests? Everyone loves having options. You could even throw some turkey burgers on the grill for a healthy twist.
3. BBQ Mac and Cheese
Let's not forget about the sides. Here, a little planning can go a long way. Instead of sticking to classic mac and cheese, consider adding barbecue toppings to the mix for a flavor fusion.
Here, we're talking about spreading a hearty helping of BBQ pulled pork over the top. The smoky flavors and cheesy delight pair perfectly together, complementing nearly any backyard barbecue dish. Remember, it's the sides that can make this year’s 4th of July barbeque one for the books.
4. Maple-Glazed Ribs
Getting back to the main courses, maple-glazed ribs are a sweet and savory option that’s sure to impress. Perfect for smaller gatherings, these finger-licking favorites bring fall-off-the-bone flavor that guests can't get enough of. As a best practice, we recommend using pure, locally sourced maple syrup from the heart of Minnesota. The best ribs take time, so be sure to free up your morning schedule if you plan to make these must-try classics.
5. Fajita Chicken Salad
Last but not least, let’s focus on the greens! Salads are an easy and familiar starter dish to kick things off. With a fajita twist, you can add some extra flavor. We're talking about including avocados, black beans, corn salsa, cheddar cheese, and of course, grilled chicken. Inspired by our Pioneer Grill menu, this unique salad is always a hit!
Ready to Get Grilling?
So are we! We hope you found these options helpful. If you're looking for some tasty inspiration, we invite you to stop by the Pioneer Grill today! For more information about our restaurant and catering options, you can give us a call at (320) 759-4610, or fill out an online form.
Thank you for reading, and to all of you grill masters out there, we wish you the best this 4th of July.