The Ten American Foods You Need At Your Cookout


To celebrate the summer, our editors have rounded up ten of the most deliciously American summer barbecue recipes. These recipes are what we consider to be the most delicious ways to make ten of America's favorite cookout classics.

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These recipes are just the foods you know and love, hand selected to help you make the tastiest version possible. We didn't get fancy - just great American food made right.

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Barbecue Sauce

No matter what part of the country you're from we've got your sauce covered. Our editors found the best authentic recipes for Kansas City, Carolina Mustard and Spicy Texan sauces.

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Pulled Pork Sliders

These crowd favorites always disappear first. Served with traditional homemade slaw and your choice of barbecue sauce this recipe will produce mouth watering pulled pork every time.

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Coleslaw

A summer cookout wouldn't be complete without fresh homemade slaw. This recipe will get you a fresh, creamy slaw for your pulled pork or a fresh and tasty side.

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Bacon Cheddar Burgers

It wouldn't be an American cookout without a quality burger. This recipe is a simple, classic and super delicious method to make this cookout staple.

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Cobb Salad

A little lighter for those hot summer days, this fresh but filling salad packs a ton of flavor yet is simple and quick to make.

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Chicken - Fried or Grilled

Chicken is a must-have at any summer cookout. We give you our two favorite recipes that produce tasty and moist chicken no matter if you like it grilled or fried.

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New England Clam Chowder

As old as America itself, New England Clam Chowder is a must for any Fourth of July picnic. We found a simple recipe that produces a deliciously classic chowder every time.

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Grilled Corn On The Cob

Summer is the season of fresh sweet corn. While you can always boil it, we've got a super quick recipe to cook delicious golden brown corn on the cob every time.

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Potato Salad

A crisp and cool potato salad is must have for a proper outdoor cookout. Our favorite recipe makes a creamy yet crisp potato salad that is jam packed with flavor.

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Baked Beans

These crowd favorites will disappear fast. Served summer fresh with delicious slaw, we show you how to make three styles of barbecue sauce to please all your summer guests!

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Shrimp Po' Boy With Spicy Mayo

If you're on the coast or looking to change it up a little we highly recommend a shrimp po' boy. Packing tons of flavor, this New Orleans tradition is super simple to make.

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Deep Dish Apple Pie

It wouldn't be a complete summer cookout without dessert. And there's only one we would ever want: Apple Pie. This recipe produces rich, fresh apple pie every time.

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