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Are you looking for something simple and delicious to serve for your 4th of July BBQ? Something that allows you to spend time with your guests and serve something amazing? If you are, this is for you.
Celebrate With an Easy 4th of July Barbecue
My philosophy when it comes to entertaining is that it should be simple with delicious food and fun decor because what matters most is enjoying time with your guests and family and creating a relaxing atmosphere.
How Do You Like to Celebrate the 4th of July?
In the past, we spent the 4th with extended family celebrating my niece’s birthday. Oh how I loved those days but the last few years it’s just been my husband, sons, and I.
This year, it may be the family and a few friends so I already have my decor done, inside this year because so far, it’s been raining almost daily and the yard is waterlogged.
I am a red, white, and blue gal. Seriously, I love everything about Americana decor and have even thought of doing the exterior of my house in white with a red front door and navy blue shutters. Maybe someday, but for now, I’ll stick with just going a wee bit overboard inside my house.
Once my 4th of July decor and table setting were done, my mind went to FOOD and what we’ll be serving always with the thought that simple and delicious is my goal.
Our menu for this year’s 4th of July is filled with flavor but surprisingly convenient and the best part is that no one, *pointing to self*, has to spend the entire day prepping in order to serve something absolutely popping with taste!
Our favorite new go-to for grilling is anything Hatfield® and this year we’re serving Hatfield® Marinated Pork Loin Filets. We chose Texas Smokehouse BBQ Seasoned for this barbecue test run since it was just my husband and two sons but for the 4th we’ll be buying and grilling up a few of the other flavors available. You can choose from dry rub seasoned tenderloins to slow-cooker-ready pork roasts and Hatfield® ‘s delicious fresh pork makes dinner and celebrations less about the cooking and more about the family which is what’s most important.
My husband grilled this up in under 30 minutes following the directions on the label and I didn’t need to lift a finger. Seriously, my hubs took the Hatfield® Loin Filets out of the refrigerator and grilled it up and no worries if you don’t have a grill or if it’s raining, you can also make this in the oven or on the stove top.
After the filets were done, he sliced them up and placed them back on the grill just to get the grill marks on each serving. He knows I like that 😉 but our easy 4th of July BBQ practice run was ready to serve in less time than it takes for me to do my hair. You couldn’t ask for anything easier to serve.
The Hatfield® Loin Filets were simple and full of flavor and were easy to find in my local Giant Eagle under a huge sign that said PORK.
If your store doesn’t have a big ole sign, just look for pork and it will be there.
You can’t go wrong when choosing Hatfield® . It’s family owned (yay, FAMILY!), American made, ethically raised and the products are gluten free which, since my husband has been strictly gluten-free, is awesome. We’ve had to stop serving a lot of our regular go-to meals so to have something so delicious and so easy to prepare is a win-win and I know that when serving guests, if they have the same diet they’re covered and I’m comfortable serving something so delicious to them as well.
I also added a very simple peach agrodolce to round out the meat portion of our meal even though our Hatfield® Loin Filets didn’t need it. It tasted great on its own but I like to pretty things up and an agrodolce is a great way to go.
If you’re not familiar with what agrodolce is, it’s a simple to make sweet and tangy sauce that’s a great complement to pork. You can serve it on the side and then dip the pork loin filets into it or pour it over your filets.
Either way, it’s a delicious combo!
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 2 tbsp vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large fresh peaches peeled and diced
- Salt to taste
And, there you have it! Easy 4th of July BBQ Ideas, simple and delicious entertaining with a focus on family and precious time with your guests.
What are your favorite tips for celebrating simply?