Making the Most of Your 4th of July BBQ 

  • Adam Kay
  • The 4th of July is a time for celebration, and what better way to enjoy it than grilling with friends and loved ones? As we gather to watch fireworks and celebrate our nation’s independence, make your festivities even more memorable with mouthwatering dishes cooked over a natural gas grill. If you’re looking for some classic 4th of July recipes, here are two delicious recipes sure to make your cookout a hit: Grilled Butter Corn and a classic Patty Melt. 

    Grilled Butter Corn 

    There’s nothing quite like the taste of sweet corn grilled to perfection. This Grilled Butter Corn recipe is simple yet incredibly satisfying, making it a perfect side dish for your 4th of July barbecue. 



    1. Preheat your natural gas grill to medium-high heat. 
    1. Brush each ear of corn with melted butter, ensuring they are well-coated. 
    1. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and paprika evenly over the corn. 
    1. Place the corn directly on the grill grates and cook for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender and slightly charred. 
    1. Remove the corn from the grill and sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving. 

    The combination of butter, spices, and the smoky flavor from the grill will make this corn a favorite at your cookout. 

    Classic Patty Melt 

    Next up is a timeless favorite – the Patty Melt. This recipe combines juicy beef patties with melted cheese and caramelized onions, all sandwiched between perfectly toasted bread. It’s a deliciously savory option that will have your guests coming back for more. 



    1. Preheat your natural gas grill to medium heat. 
    1. Form the ground beef into four equal patties, seasoning with salt and pepper. 
    1. Grill the patties for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. Remove from the grill and set aside. 
    1. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook until caramelized, about 10-15 minutes. 
    1. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of rye bread. 
    1. Place two slices of bread, mayonnaise side down, on the grill. Top each with a slice of Swiss cheese, a beef patty, caramelized onions, another slice of Swiss cheese, and the remaining slices of bread, mayonnaise side up. 
    1. Grill the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. 

    The result is a perfectly gooey, savory patty melt that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

    Enjoy the Celebration 

    With these delicious recipes, your 4th of July cookout will be a culinary success. Using a natural gas grill ensures that your cooking is efficient and environmentally friendly, allowing you to focus on enjoying the day with your loved ones. Fire up the grill, gather around, and celebrate the holiday with great food and great company. Happy Independence Day!