Every birthday celebration calls for a special meal. Traeger grills are so versatile that you can cook every single dish on your 4th of July BBQ menu on one all-encompassing cooking solution. So declare your independence from gas and charcoal and join the wood fired revolution.
Holler for your squad and host a festive wood-fired feast. As your Traeger does all the hard work, here are a few great moments in history to reflect upon:
1. Traeger invented the wood pellet grill.
2. Traeger triumphs over gas and charcoal on the BBQ battlefield.
3. Traeger makes cooking outdoors simple—All across the globe.
Try out this crave-worthy 4th of July menu for your holiday weekend festivities.
The Beverage -
This Charred Citrus & Grape Sangria is packed with fruit and your favorite booze - It’s perfectly refreshing for a summer barbecue. Sangria isn’t just for fluffy parties; this recipe is smoked on the grill and has a rich flavor.
The Appetizer -
Bacon Jalapeno Poppers will put the bang in your 4th of July meal; peppy jalapenos are stuffed with cheese and wrapped in juicy, thick cut bacon. Everyone needs a platter of tasty finger food to grab in between the potato sack races.
The Salad -
Add a vegetable into the mix so that you don’t overdose on tender wood-fired meats. Try our Grilled Romaine Salad with Bleu-Bacon Dressing—the bacon makes this salad manly and the hardwood smoke makes this quick grilled salad recipe taste amazing.
The Main Course -
4th of July Ribs - For a Fourth of July cookout, you’re going to need a main event and our simple 3-2-1 Ribs recipe takes 6 hours of slow smoking. However, you can cannonball into the pool or set squirrel traps as your fall-off-the-bone ribs smoke on. These baby backs are always a crowd pleaser when given a hearty hardwood smoke session.
The Side Dish -
Loaded Smoke-Roasted Potato Salad is an amped up version of your family’s favorite potato salad recipe. Roasted potatoes absorb the robustly flavorful smoke to make this BBQ staple a prize-winning side dish.
The Dessert -
Every family gathering and 4th of July holiday barbecue needs an amazing finale; this 4th of July dessert is actually red, white, and blue. Grilled Pound Cake Trifle is layered with raspberries or strawberries, blueberries, crème, and cake then baked on the Traeger. Smoked dessert is one of a kind and your guests will rave about your gathering for the rest of the summer.
Get smoking and grilling with the ones you love and celebrate your freedom to smoke.
If you need more sides or delicious meats for your shindig, we’ve got delicious dishes right at your fingertips on our recipe page.