Barbecues and Fourth of July go hand-in-hand. They allow us to get together with family and friends, relax, and enjoy each others company.  Then, later in the evening, the sky lights up the night with a fireworks light show that awes and amazes no matter what your age. To help you celebrate, we’re sharing 5 BulbHead family recipes with you to share with your family and friends.  

This hearty dish is great as a stand-alone meal or makes to-die-for chili dogs! Serve with tortilla chips and top with cheese for a well-rounded meal. Or, ditch the ketchup and mayo on your burger and go big with a chili burger! It’s so incredibly easy to make. When you use the Red Copper Better Pasta Pot, you’ll truly have a one-pot meal.

Ribs are a staple at any BBQ. And good things can’t be rushed. The ribs start cooking in your conventional oven and finish on your bbq grill. The sweetness and acidity of the cola tenderize the meat as it slowly cooks to a melt-in-your-mouth delight. You can baste the ribs with your favorite sauce just before removing them from your barbecue grill. Make it a super-easy cleanup when you use the Red Copper 9X13 Cake Pan.

Every great BBQ needs a staple side dish. Try this recipe and it will be your go-to staple for every BBQ hereafter. The potatoes slow-cook on the grill, the foil trapping steam. Just make sure that you’re not cooking them on direct flame, as this will burn the potatoes. The ingredient list is lax so you can customize the recipe with your favorite spices to fit your cuisine. Slicing the potatoes may be challenging, as they are not sliced all the way. Try using a Red Copper Chef Knife so the starchy potato doesn’t stick to the knife blade.

A barbecue isn’t complete unless you have chips and dip. Our Cheesy Nacho Bean Dip is perfect for last-minute entertaining. It only takes 10 minutes to make! Once you taste this gooey, tangy dip, you’ll never want to go back to regular jarred dips again. The recipe was designed for a large party, but you can easily halve the ingredients for a smaller gathering. And if you prefer a fresh salsa or pico de gallo, you can easily make your own using Crank Chop! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and this snack is in the bag!

Every great barbecue isn’t complete unless it has an equally great dessert. Grandma’s Magic Cookie Bars are a hit at any gettogether. They’re incredibly easy to make. And if you bake often, you’ll probably be using ingredients that you already have in your pantry. Magic Cookie Bars satiate your sweet, salty, and chocolate cravings in each scrumptious bite. Nuts are optional, but give the bar some crunch. Try to eat just one. We dare you.

What recipe do you always serve at your Fourth of July shindig?