The 4th of July was made for grilling. The warmth and sunshine of summer coupled with the smell of charcoal and the sound of grilling food. It’s not officially 4th of July grilling until the food has earned its grilling stripes with the flame-kissed marks from an Americana Grill.
We know you’re excited about celebrating the 4th of July by grilling, but what do you grill? We’re glad you asked. These are a few of our favorite things to grill.
Red, White & Grilling Menu:
Americana Grills has the perfect recipes for the 4th of July Grilling!
Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Burger:
2 lbs. ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher Salt , or to taste
Black Pepper , to taste (fresh cracked if possible)
1/2 lb. American cheese, grated Cheddar Cheese, Blue Cheese or cheese of your choice
6 Hamburger Buns
Combine the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix together well.
Roll the beef into 6 balls. Split each beef ball in half and flatten out to your preferred patty size. Place about 2-3 tablespoons cheese in the center of one patty, then top with the other patty and seal the edges by pinching and smoothing with your fingers.
Gently press flat, double checking there are no opening for the cheese to escape when the burgers cook.
Cook on a grill or skillet over medium high heat (usually about 3 minutes per side). Toast the buns and serve with your desired burger toppings
2 uncooked bratwurst links
1 can (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
1 small onion, halved and sliced
Place bratwurst in a large saucepan; add the beer, onion and fennel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Drain and discard beer mixture.
Grill bratwurst, covered, over indirect medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Serve on buns with toppings of your choice.
1 rack baby back pork ribs
⅓ cup BBQ Spice Rub
Prepare fire in the charcoal grill. Remove the grates, place a pile of charcoal on one side of the grill only. On the other side, place a small foil pan filled with water. Start the fire and return the grates to the grill. Let the grill get to a low temperature (about 275°F.) You may also add pieces of wood to the charcoal for a more smoky flavor.
While the fire is heating, prepare ribs. Turn ribs over so that the bone side is facing up. Remove the membrane along the back by sliding a dull knife (such as a butter knife) under the membrane along the last bone until you get under the membrane. Hold on tight, and pull it until the whole thing is removed from the rack of ribs.
Rub ribs all over with spice rub. Once fire is ready, place the ribs on indirect heat – the side of the grill that has the foil pan. Cover and cook about 2 hours, watching to make sure the fire is maintained at a steady low temperature, adding charcoal as needed, and rotating the rack of ribs roughly every 30 minutes so that different edges of the rack are turned toward the hot side.
After 1 ½ to 2 hours, remove ribs and wrap in foil. Return to the grill for another 30 minutes or so.
When ribs are done, you can either remove them from the foil and place back on the grill, meat side down, for a little char, or place them meat side up and brush with barbecue sauce in layers, waiting about 5 minutes between layers. Or simply remove them from the grill to a cutting board, slice, and serve!
Happy Grilling From Americana Grills!
Fellow grill lovers, as you enjoy the 4th of July with loved ones, you deserve the best-grilled foods available, so make sure your grilled favorites are done on your Americana Grill!
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