BBQ menu: Beer chicken, chipotle deviled eggs

This 4th of July, toss out your tired old burger recipes and take on something tasty and different! Chef Elizabeth Karmel, America's female grilling expert, shares savory recipes, including bacon-and-cheddar knockwurst and smoky chipotle deviled eggs, that are sure to make their own fireworks at your cookout:

Bacon-and-Cheddar Knockwurst Wrap-Arounds
Servings:

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 4 knockwursts, such as Boar’s Head
    • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese, cut into strips
    • 8 slices center-cut bacon
    • Solid wooden toothpicks, soaked in water for 30 minutes
    • 4 poppy seed buns, optional

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Beer-Can Chicken
Servings:

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 1 whole roasting chicken, 4 to 5 lbs., preferably Amish or organic
    • Olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons dry spice rub, divided, or Classic Barbecue Rub
    • 1 12-ounce can domestic beer, such as Budweiser

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Fire-Roasted Corn with Smoked Paprika Butter
Servings:

6 servings

Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 6 ears corn, shucked
    • Olive oil
    • Sea salt
    • Lime wedges

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Smoky Chipotle Deviled Eggs
Servings:

Makes 24 deviled eggs

Ingredients

    • 1 dozen large eggs
    • 1/3 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
    • 1-2 canned chipotle chilies with clinging adobo sauce
    • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon natural rice vinegar
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground Ancho Chile
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    • Zest of 1/2 lime
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    • Tabasco
    • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt or more to taste
    • Ground Ancho chile for garnish

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Tips:

Red, White and Blue Smoothie Pops
Servings:

Makes 6 large popsicles or 12 small popsicles

Ingredients

  • Red layer

    • 2 cups frozen raspberries
    • 6 ounces fruit-on-the bottom, raspberry yogurt (not diet)
  • White layer

    • 2 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
    • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • Blue layer

    • 2 cups frozen blueberries
    • 1/2 cup orange juice or tropical orange juice i.e., passion fruit, strawberry, etc

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Elizabeth Karmel is the author of Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ and is the resident grilling consultant and an author for Fine Cooking magazine. For more of her delicious BBQ recipes and grilling tips, visit Girlsatthegrill.com.

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