Monday, July 4, 2011

Cheap and Easy 4th of July Recipes

Sweet and Spicy Cole Slaw (
2 pounds of green cabbage
4 carrots
1 medium yellow onion
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup mustard
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cut cabbage in quarters and remove core.  Peel carrots and onion and cut into pieces that would fit through the feed tube of a food processor.  Fit food processor with the large-holed grater attachment and push cabbage, carrots, and onions through feed tube to grate.  In a large bowl, toss vegetables together.  In another medium bowl, prepare the coleslaw dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, mustard, cider vinegar, sugar, black pepper and cayenne.  Toss dressing with the cabbage mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (
1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
1 (12 ounce) can or bottle root beer
1 (18 ounce) bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
8 hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted

Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker; pour the root beer over the meat.  Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 6 to 7 hours.  Note:  the actual length of time may vary according to individual slow cooker.  Drain well.  Stir in barbeque sauce.  Serve over hamburger buns with cole slaw on top of meat.

4th of July Lemonade Drink Recipe (
1 part Jack Daniels
1 part triple sec
1 part sweet and sour mix
4 parts lemon-lime soda

Combine all ingredients and serve this refreshing drink over ice.  Garnish with lemon wheels.

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