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July 4th barbecueA backyard barbecue party!

What could be more American on the Fourth of July? This holiday weekend, start some fireworks in your backyard with these hot, hot, hot Independence Day barbecue recipes that your family and friends will long remember...

Rockets Red Glare Wings

Democracy in action: Please everyone by pouring the spicy hot sauce over the wings at the last minute, or not.

2 - 2 1/2 lbs. chicken wings
4 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons honey
10 tablespoons hot sauce
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
1 tablespoons hot mustard
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon soy sauce
olive or vegetable oil

Coat wings in hot sauce, soy sauce and oil and let marinade for 1 - 2 hours. When grill is hot, barbecue wings for 30-40 minutes or until joints can be easily separated. Boil up sauce ingredients until thickened and pour over wings.

Hot Kickin' Chicken

2 to 3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Tabasco sauce to taste
1 cup ketchup
3 lbs. chicken pieces
Salt and pepper

Combine honey, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce and ketchup to make a glaze. Brush on chicken during last 5 to10 minutes of grilling time. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Firecracker Steaks

2/3 cup virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons green chilies, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 lbs. sirloin steak

Mix together the oil, lemon/lime juice, chilies and garlic in a roasting pan. Add steaks and marinate for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator. When grill is hot, add steaks and grill for 5 minutes on each side for medium, or longer for well-done steaks. Serve with salsa. Serves 4.


More about 4th of July barbecue party ideas around the Web:

11 Guilt Free 4th of July Desserts

4th of July Recipes - Food Network


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