Weekend Chef: Burgers, hot dogs and BBQ chicken – recipes for the 4th of July

Posted 8:38am on Thursday, Jul. 03, 2014

The 4th of July is this weekend, time to fire up the grill and fix up some burgers, hot dogs and BBQ chicken, the big three of the backyard grill. I have pulled together some of my favorite recipes for the big three, along with fries and a grilled peaches recipe for dessert.

If you are grilling BBQ chicken along with your burgers or hot dogs, be sure to check my tips with the BBQ chicken recipe on timing things out, since chicken takes longer to cook.

One thing I have learned from our DFW.com Burger Battle is that burgers are very popular in these parts. So after being a judge and eating my share of over 100 burgers for the contest, I came up with this recipe as kind of a culmination of what I liked and wanted in a burger… including more bacon! Check out the recipe here.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Try spiral-cutting your hot dogs for a perfectly straight dog that fills the bun, more surface area so you have more grill flavor, and once in the bun the spiral cut leaves lots of slots for relish and other toppings. Check out how here.

Learn how to grill BBQ chicken the right way so it does not burn and is cooked all the way through! Tips and recipe here.

Do you want fries with that? Hand-cut fries with spicy Sriracha ketchup recipe here.

Just Peachy! The Parker County Peach Festival is just a week away, ushering in peach season. Check out my grilled peaches on cedar paper recipe here.

Happy 4th of July!

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