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Best ever American Independence Day recipes

Our best ever recipes for American Independence Day will help you celebrate fourth of July with classic American dishes - from fall-apart bourbon ribs to pumpkin pie

Ultimate grilled reuben sandwich

This our ultimate version of a New York favourite. In just 10 minutes you can be enjoying that salty beef, tangy sauerkraut and melting cheese – perfect for an indulgent supper for one.

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Fall-apart bourbon ribs

Few things are more satisfying to eat than tender, sticky ribs. This recipe adds a bourbon kick to the sweet glaze, providing a real depth of flavour. It will be a family favourite.


Kale hush puppies with lemon aïoli

Hush puppies are little American savoury doughnuts in a polenta batter. A classic side dish for seafood, they are also great for parties. These vegetarian kale ones are eaten with an aioli dip.


New England clam chowder with oyster crackers

Thick and creamy with the salty sweet flavours of bacon and clams, this is an American classic. This is a great winter warming soup. Oyster crackers are small, salted crackers added to the top of the soup, a bit like croutons.


Mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon

How do you make mac ‘n’ cheese better? Add bacon of course!  This oozing cheesy pasta bake is also rich with Red Leicester and finished with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Double up the recipe for a family meal.


Turkey meatball subs with quick wedges

Fill bread rolls with meatballs for a speedy midweek meal. This easy sub recipe, made healthy with turkey mince is served with quick sweet potato wedges.


Hot and smoky beef chilli

Best beef chilli fit for a crowd. Made with chipotle chilli and fresh green chilli this is both warming and with a kick. Serve with guacamole and rice.


Pickled onion rings

Onion rings are the best match for beer. Our version is drowned in homemade pickle, coated with beer batter, then deep-fried until crisp and golden.


The full works burger

We like our burgers piled sky-high with ‘the works’ – that means EVERYTHING including our secret sauce (made from four very simple ingredients), sweet and sour onions, emmental cheese, gherkins, frilly lettuce, and more…


Dan Doherty’s homemade potato tots, fried egg, spiced avocado and hot sauce

Dan Doherty’s homemade potato tots, fried egg, spiced avocado and hot sauce make a delicious brunch dish. Potato tots or tater tots are small cylinders made from grated potato and deep fried. There are a million ways to make hot sauce, and just as many opinions on what it should taste like. Here is Dan’s recipe, but feel free to adjust as you see fit.


Chicken hot wings with blue cheese slaw and skinny fries

Chicken wings make the best comfort food. Serve with homemade fries and a quick slaw of white cabbage and red onion and blue cheese – dolcelatte works well.


Hot dogs with mustard slaw

The best meal for hotdogs. Make a quick homemade slaw with cabbage, pepper and celery and top frankfurters or sausages in a brioche bun with it and dig in.


Steakhouse-style spinach gratin

This is a different way to eat spinach and a great way to get one of your five-a-day. Make this easy steakhouse-style gratin recipe as a side for a supper with friends.


Maple barbecue beans

No American BBQ is complete without baked beans. Slow-cooked in maple syrup, bacon and yellow mustard, the beans soak up all the smoky sauce


BBQ pulled pork

Pulled pork is a great recipe to feed a crowd, served up in soft buns with crunchy coleslaw. Plus instructions on how to make the this recipe in a slow cooker


Dan Doherty’s lemon s’mores meringue pie

This recipe for lemon s’mores meringue pie comes from Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle and makes for a stunning dinner party dessert. S’mores are roasted marshmallows sandwiched between biscuits. Toasted marshmallows added to the filling of this pie give it an extra bump of flavour and a gooey texture.


Baked raspberry cheesecake

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe – it’s been one of our most popular recipes for years! A classic and really indulgent dessert, baked cheesecake is a crowd pleaser. The fresh raspberries on top cut through the rich body of the cheesecake.


Pumpkin pie with maple cream

The best pumpkin pie. Designed to impress, this rich creamy pud uses bought pastry, making it easy but still a special bake. Maple cream goes on the side.


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