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  October 01, 2023

Fourth of July Recipes - Red Hot Barbecued Potatoes
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Red Hot Barbecued Potatoes - These barbecued potatoes are always a hit. Allowing them to stand and absorb the liquid is what gives them their red color. Adjust the red pepper sauce to your tastes or leave it out completely if you prefer.

Product: Fourth of July Recipes for Kids
Category: 4th of July Fun - Cooking Activities


Red Hot Barbecued Potatoes


  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp bacon drippings
  • 1/2 C of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp red pepper sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Place the potatoes and onions into a large pot and add enough water to just cover.
  2. Stir in the bacon drippings, ketchup and red pepper sauce until well blended.
  3. Sprinkle in the sugar, salt and pepper stirring to blend in well.
  4. Place the pan over high heat and bring the water to a brisk boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer the potatoes for 25 minutes or until very soft.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the potatoes to stand in the pan for 30 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Return the pan to the stove over low heat and stirring occasionally cook the mixture until bubbly.

Makes 8 servings

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