Gallery: 24 All-American Recipes for Independence Day

The Crabbiest Crab Cakes
The Crabbiest Crab Cakes

These are everything you want in a crab cake—a crisp, golden, buttery crust that gives way to a sweet, crabby interior that tastes like, well, crab.

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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy, gooey, salty, and hot. It's a heartier take on more traditional mac n' cheese.

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Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese
Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

A wonderful marriage of all things delicious, this macaroni and cheese has a typically American 'more is more' attitude.

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Cobb Salad
Cobb Salad

The Cobb salad combines many of the essential elements of both breakfast and lunch. Cooked eggs, chicken, and bacon meet tomato, blue cheese, and avocado to make a salad that satisfies all your brunch needs.

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Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings
Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings

You'd never know these came out of your oven. They're crispy and crackly on the outside, with tender, fatty meat on the inside.

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Balsamic-Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Balsamic-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

These ribs fulfill the defining barbecue trifecta of smoky, sweet, and tangy like nothing else could.

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Quadruple Chili Cheeseburgers
Quadruple Chili Cheeseburgers

A fat patty of grilled beef draped with a melty, oozy slice of pepperjack cheese, topped with roasted green chilis and a handful of pickled jalapeƱos, served on a hearty bun with a generous swipe of chipotle mayonnaise.

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Barbecue Bacon Burgers
Barbecue Bacon Burgers

This combo is a classic for a reason. Tangy barbecue sauce mingles with sweet, tender onions and crisp bacon...simply the best.

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Perfect Sliders
Perfect Sliders

Don't be fooled by their teeny, tiny stature. These sliders mean business.

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Classic Smashed Burgers
Classic Smashed Burgers

Smashing your burger results in an irresistible crust and an even meatier tasting burger.

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Wicked Good Lobster Rolls
Wicked Good Lobster Rolls

Tender, sweet chunks of perfectly cooked lobster are tossed in a thin coating of mayo and nestled gently into a nice, soft hot dog bun.

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Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado
Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado

The cheesy, creamy lovechild of a B.L.T. and a grilled cheese sandwich.

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Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese

A simple, perfect, all-American sandwich.

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Slaw Dogs with Mustard
Slaw Dogs with Mustard

Spice up these Independence Day staples with a hearty dose of tangy slaw.

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Classic Club Sandwich
Classic Club Sandwich

A classic club is built on a foundation of minimalist ingredients, which allows each one to really shine.

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Fried Fish Sandwiches with Creamy Slaw and Tartar Sauce
Fried Fish Sandwiches with Creamy Slaw and Tartar Sauce

There's not much to a good fried fish sandwich. The real key is all in the batter.

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Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Buffalo Chicken Wraps

A nice balance of spicy, crispy chicken and cool, fresh lettuce, wrapped up into a neat little package.

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Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries
Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries

These are everything a french fry should be: salty, crisp, light, and not at all greasy.

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Classic Potato Salad
Classic Potato Salad

A really well-constructed potato salad can be as interesting as the burger it precedes. Tangy, salty, and sweet with a texture that's simultaneously creamy, crunchy, and fluffy in each bite, this one fits the bill.

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Corn with Chili Lime Butter
Corn with Chili Lime Butter

Sweet grilled ears of corn slathered in chili-lime butter. A perfect companion for your Independence Day burger.

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Hearn Family Coleslaw
Hearn Family Coleslaw

A quick go-to slaw that's perfect with barbecue, all kinds of burgers, and as good on sandwiches as it is alongside them.

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Barbecue Sweet Potato Chips
Barbecue Sweet Potato Chips

There is perhaps no more addictive snack than barbecue-flavored potato chips. It doesn't hurt that they make beer taste even better.

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DIY Cornmeal Cornbread
DIY Cornmeal Cornbread

A simple, not-too-sweet cornbread that is a great foil to barbecue or burgers.

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Grilled Romaine Hearts with Buttermilk-Dill Dressing
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Buttermilk-Dill Dressing

A new take on grilled veggies, paired with a rich, tangy buttermilk dressing shot through with fragrant dill.

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