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Get ready for the ultimate holiday feast with our collection of 18 make-ahead recipes for the perfect 4th of July BBQ menu. Enjoy easy, delicious ribs, pulled pork, sliders, beans, mac & cheese, and more, ensuring you a stress-free 4th of July party.

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Celebrate the holiday in style with our patriotic 18 make-ahead recipes for the perfect 4th of July BBQ menu. Enjoy an easy and delicious, hassle-free celebration.

The Secret To Making Tender Pulled Pork

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Do you want to make your BBQ pork fall-off-the-bone tender? I’m going to teach you how to make super tender BBQ slow cooker pulled pork in under 10 minutes of prep to cooking time.

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Easy Oven Baked Ribs

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Get your napkins ready when you make these super tender pork ribs with a sweet maple dry rub in your oven. These easy to make bbq pork ribs always turn out perfect and literally fall off the bone every time.

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Crock Pot Boston Baked Beans

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The best homemade slow cooker Boston baked beans are made with molasses, brown sugar, and plenty of chunks of bacon for an unforgettable flavor and perfect texture. Easily cooked in the Crock Pot, this easy recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and bubbles away all afternoon. Sweet, savory beans are easier than you thought, and come together perfectly every time.

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Buttery Pulled Pork Sliders

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The recipe walks you through the steps of preparing the shredded pulled pork sliders. It also includes a secret sandwich sauce that adds a delightful creamy flavor, perfectly complementing the meat. The best part is, this can be made ahead of time and is quite easy to do.

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This slow cooker mac and cheese recipe will become a family favorite. There’s nothing like the creamy, cheesy goodness of digging into a hearty helping of homemade mac and cheese. It’s especially delicious when it’s cooked in the slow cooker, mostly because it requires almost no effort. The hardest part is cooking the pasta. 

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Whiskey Steak Marinade

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If you want a fabulous juicy steak, then you need to make this juicy Whiskey Steak Marinade the next time your grill. Learn how to use different types of whiskey to create savory tender stakes.

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Bacon and Bourbon Baked Beans

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Here is the perfect side dish for your next potluck, BBQ, or summer party – slow-cooked sweet and savory bourbon baked beans. This yummy recipe features a medley of flavors, including sweet barbecue sauce, crispy bacon, brown sugar, and a touch of your favorite bourbon. Best part, it’s super easy to make with minimal cleanup.

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Grilled Corn In Husk

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Nothing says summer like grilling and corn on the cob, so this Grilled Corn In Husk with a BBQ coffee rub is the essence of summer flavors all combined with the punch of coffee, grilled bbq flavors, and a pinch of heat.

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Soda Pop BBQ Chicken Wings

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Looking for an easy and delicious recipe for juicy BBQ chicken wings? This Soda Pop BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe will become your favorite go-to recipe. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have juicy and flavorful chicken wings that will surely be a hit at your next party or gathering.

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How To Make Slow Cooker Hot Dogs

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Are you hosting a party and need an easy way to feed a crowd? Making slow cooker hot dogs is the perfect solution: it takes only a few minutes to set up, and all you need is 3-4 hours of slow cooking, and you’ll be able to serve up a ton of hot dogs from your crock pot!

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Beer Chili Hot Dog Topping

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 This is a classic beer chili with a unique twist. It’s made with grass-fed ground beef, tomatoes, classic chili seasonings, white corn, black-eyed peas, and Calamity Jane beer from PGA Georgia Selection.

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Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken

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Need BBQ in a hurry? Try using your Instant Pot to create this delicious and quick-to-make Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken Recipe. This pulled chicken recipe is perfect for sandwiches, BBQ plates, or tacos in just 30 minutes.

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Homemade Yellow Mustard Recipe

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Skip the store-bought mustard because I’m going to teach you how easy it is to make your own yellow mustard at home. This classic yellow squeeze bottle style mustard is a homemade yellow mustard recipe that is surprisingly easy to make with a few simple pantry staples. Even better, it only takes about 10 minutes of your time to prepare this recipe.

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Bold Texas BBQ Rub Recipe

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This Texas BBQ Rub recipe is an easy way to turn ordinary barbecue into extraordinary!  This classic Texas-style combination of spices, salt, and sugar is a surefire way to make your grilled meats a star. This BBQ rub is a great seasoning for all kinds of meats such as briskets, pork ribs, pork butt, beef ribs, chicken, and prime rib.

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Savory Coffee Dry Rub

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Savory Coffee Dry Rub Recipe for Ribs, Steak, Pork & Brisket is the perfect rub for kicking up your vegetables and meats when grilling.  It infuses your taste buds with a sweet slightly nutty flavor and can be kicked up with some heat if you double up on the cayenne pepper.

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Maple Dry Rub Recipe

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If you want a great dry rub recipe for ribs, you need to mix up this Award Winning Dry Rub For Ribs. This homemade dry rub has a sweet maple-infused flavor with savory spices and just a touch of heat. Friends and family will say you are a pit master with this award-winning dry rub for ribs at your next BBQ.

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Dill Dip For Chips & Veggie Sticks

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Creamy Yogurt Dill Dip is an ideal quick party dip that only takes two minutes to prepare. With a blend of Greek yogurt, mayo, minced onion, garlic, and dill perfect with veggies and chips.

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Tropical Coleslaw Recipe

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Enjoy bold flavors of pineapple, cilantro, and onion for a savory, tangy taste that everyone will love. This slaw is tossed with a fresh dressing made with classic Mexican seasonings, jalapeno, and garlic, making it an easy favorite for any occasion.

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Free 4th Of July Word Search Printable

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Are you ready to add extra fun to your upcoming 4th of July celebration? I’ve got just the thing for you – a free 4th of July Word Search Printable! Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or attending a neighborhood block party, this fun printable puzzle is sure to keep both kids and adults entertained.

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Quick and Easy 4th Of July Party Decorations

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Say goodbye to last-minute party stress with our 4th Of July Printable Party Pack. You can quickly transform your space into a festive celebration without the need to leave your home or spend valuable time shopping for party decorations. The party pack includes:

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