Celebrate with Fantastic 4th of July Eats & Treats
The 4th of July is a fantastic time to celebrate with family and friends with terrific eats and treats! Each of the agents with the Jones Real Estate Group with the Phyllis Browning Company want to share some of our favorite 4th of July recipes with you!
Greg Jones’ go to favorite 4th of July recipe are his Raspberry Chipolte glazed Ribs.
1 Pork back ribs (slab) rubbed with Canola oil
Fiesta Pork Seasoning
Raspberry Chipolte Sauce
Wrap ribs (shiny side in) with heavy duty foil. Bake in a 350 degree oven for two hours. Bring out of the oven, baste with raspberry chipotle sauce, and finish (glaze) on the grill approximately 5 minutes per side
Gary Wolff has fond memories of visiting Colorado during the 4th of July and watching the fireworks show over Dillon Lake. Gary’s all time favorite 4th of July food is a Loaded Hot Dog. Here is a great recipe from A Taste of Home for some Chili Coney Dogs that would be fantastic to try this year.
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns, split
Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, relish and chopped onion
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, onion and seasonings.
Place hot dogs in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with beef mixture. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. Serve on buns with toppings as desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Frank Valadez loves to spend time with family and friends on the 4th of July. His favorite things to eat on that day are a perfectly flamed grilled Hamburger, his wife Jackie’s Homemade Potato Salad and Cold Beer. Food.com has a fantastic recipe for the “Perfect Burger“. Check it out and let us know what you think!
1 teaspoon mustard (regular or Dijon)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 small onion, finely grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
1 lb medium ground beef
Lightly oil grill& heat BBQ to medium.
Whisk egg in a bowl& add next 6 ingredients.
Add any of the “stir-ins” that appeal to you.
Crumble in beef& using your hands or a fork, gently mix together.
Handle the meat as little as possible – the more you work it, the tougher it gets.
Gently shape (don’t firmly press) mixture into burgers about ¾ inch thick.
Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in the centre of each burger to prevent puffing up during cooking.
Place burgers on the grill, close lid& BBQ until NO LONGER PINK INSIDE, turning once, about 6 – 8 minutes per side.
An instant read thermometer should read 160F.
Don’t abuse your burgers by pressing with a spatula, pricking with a fork or turning frequently as precious juices will be lost!
Tuck into a warm crusty bun& add your favourite toppings.
Julia Arroyo spends time on the 4th of July watching fireworks from the parking lot at Champion High School or the Boerne Fairgrounds. During this time the she enjoys delicious margaritas and appetizers! The Cooking Channel has this great recipe for Frozen Mango Magaritas. It’s a great recipe to try this year for your get togethers!
One 10-ounce bag frozen diced mango
2/3 cup tequila (preferably silver, 80 proof)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
2 cups ice water
Put the mango, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, sugar and water in a blender and blend until smooth.
Joslyn Burrows spends her time on the 4th of July with her family at Higgins Lake, Michigan. This has been a family tradition for several years and Joslyn loves roasting a Hot Dog over the campfire and making S’mores with her two lovely daughters.
TheKitchn.com has 12 creative idesas to dress up your S’mores. Some of these great ideas include: The Classic. Graham cracker + dark chocolate + marshmallow.Triple Chocolate. Chocolate graham cracker + dark chocolate + chocolate marshmallow, Salty Caramel Bacon, Fluffernutter, Strawberry Banana, Lemon Meringue, The Elvis and The Grasshopper. To check out these ideas check out this link.
Mike Giddens is our native Lousianian enjoys the 4th of July with family and friends. His favorite foods are Jambalaya, Coonass Potato Salad, Dixie Beer and Leon’s Famous Bloody Mary’s. SpicySouthernKitchen.com has a great recipe for potato salad.
3 pounds red potatoes
1 tablespoon Zatarain’s liquid shrimp and crab boil, optional
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon Zatarain’s Creole seasoning
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Zatarain’s Creole mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Cut potatoes either in half or quarters, depending on their size.
Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Water level should be an inch above potatoes. Add Zatarain’s crab boil and a few large pinches of salt.
Bring water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain potatoes.
Place potatoes in a large bowl and toss with vinegar and Zatarain’s seasoning.
If you want the potato chunks smaller, use a knife and chop them up a little more.
In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and sugar.
Add mayonnaise mixture to potatoes and stir to combine.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Stir in celery, eggs, green onions, and parsley.
Sprinkle more Zatarain’s seasoning on top and chill until ready to serve.
Lastly, our team’s Ann Jones loves everything 4th of July. She loves the parades, the picnics, the food and the fireworks. Anyone that knows her, knows she is a fabulous cook. Her favorite thing to bring to a 4th of July barbeque are her Deviled Eggs. Ann’s recipe is incredibly simple and delicious. Give it a try this holiday to wow your family and friends.
- 12 tbsp Marzetti® Slaw Dressing
- 18 Hard cooked eggs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Paprika or celery seed
Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and mash them in a small bowl.
Fold in Marzetti® Slaw Dressing, salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon mixture into egg-white halves. Garnish with paprika or celery seed.
From all of us here at the Jones Real Estate Group we hope you will try some of these delicious recipes we have shared with you and remember to enter our fantastic 4th of July Giveaway, which includes a $50 HEB Gift Card. To enter our giveaway contest, click HERE and have a wonderful weekend!