5 Dishes To Guarantee Long Lines At Your Food Truck This July 4th

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Beef Products Jun 28
By Elaine Mikesell 1 Comment

The growing food truck industry gives operators another way to showcase their culinary talents and creativity during holidays and local festivals nationwide. With the freedom to take your kitchen on the road, you have the power to delight customers with savory, meat-centric offerings perfect for on-the-go consumption. If you’re a chef, cook, or food truck owner ordering wholesale meat for your Independence Day customers, we’ve got you covered. Below, we take a look at five exciting food truck dishes that will draw long lines while capturing the essence of hand-held, takeout meals that personify the food truck experience.


Firecracker Chicken Sliders


Because of the hot summer climate, Independence Day diners want to keep it light, so why not use our boneless chicken breasts for exciting Chicken Sliders? Bursting with flavor and a touch of heat, these mini-sandwiches are perfect for kids and adults alike.


Start with tender, succulent chicken breast marinated in a spicy blend of seasonings, including cayenne pepper, chili powder, and paprika. This combo infuses the meat with an irresistible kick. Once grilled to perfection, place the chicken between lightly-toasted slider buns.


The true stars of these sliders are the explosive toppings. Top them off with a zesty jalapeño slaw that adds a refreshing crunch and a hint of coolness to counterbalance the spice. The slaw’s tangy dressing, made with lime juice, cilantro, and a touch of honey, complements the bold flavors of the chicken, creating a symphony of tastes that will have your customers coming back for seconds, right before dusk when the fireworks start.


Star Spangled Wings


Your food truck doesn’t need to be serving an Independence Day airshow for these spicy wings to fly off the shelves. They’re perfect for any 4th of July gathering.


Start with plump, juicy Joyce Farms chicken wings, perfectly seasoned and baked to achieve a crispy exterior while retaining their tender meat. 


Now, prepare a homemade barbecue sauce by blending molasses, tangy tomato paste, spicy cayenne pepper, and a touch of honey for a delightful balance of flavors. 


To offset the heat, pair it with a light Lager from a local microbrew for the adults, and fresh ice-cold Lemonade for the kids.


Patriot Pork Tacos


Nothing says summer like the 4th of July and slow-cooked barbeque pork. This meat easily gels with food truck presentations like soft tortillas or perhaps pita bread.


Start by slow-cooking a pork shoulder until melt-in-your-mouth tender. The secret to achieving that perfect balance of smoky, savory flavors lies in a dry rub of brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and a touch of cayenne pepper. This rub creates a beautifully caramelized crust that seals in pork’s natural juices, resulting in fork-tender meat that practically melts in your mouth. Perfect for tacos or sliders.


Once cooked, shred the pork into succulent strands. Pile generous amounts of pulled pork onto soft tortillas. Drizzle each taco with a generous amount of tangy barbecue sauce, striking the perfect harmony between sweetness and tang. For the patriotic touch, garnish them with a colorful slaw made from red and white cabbage, representing the colors of the American flag.


Beef Chili Cheese Sparklers


Packed with savory beef, zesty spices, and bursts of flavor, these loaded fries will ignite your customers’ taste buds and create an unforgettable Independence Day.


Prepare a hearty chili using our lean ground beef. In a skillet, brown the beef, then add a medley of aromatic spices like cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika to infuse the meat with a robust and smoky flavor. Simmer the chili until it’s thick and rich, allowing the flavors to meld together. Now, assemble this explosive creation with a generous portion of crispy golden fries as the base, adding a layer of tempting chili. For an extra kick, sprinkle sliced jalapeños over the chili, giving your customers a burst of flavor with every bite.


Finish off the masterpiece by drizzling melted cheddar cheese over the fries and chili, creating a gooey and indulgent topping. Chopped green onions and dollops of sour cream also work for toppings.


Roman Candle Salmon Skewers


Satisfy seafood lovers with these creative Salmon Skewers. Start by marinating fresh salmon filets in a blend of olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, and a sprinkle of dill.


Slice the marinated salmon into small chunks, then thread them onto wooden skewers, ready for the grill. The sizzle and enticing aroma of the salmon over an open flame will captivate your customers and evoke a sense of summertime grilling by the seaside. Prepare the sauce by blending Greek yogurt, fresh lemon juice, chopped dill, and a pinch of salt & pepper. Make these skewers more nutritious by adding fresh-grilled veggies like cherry tomatoes, green or red bell peppers, red onion, and zucchini.


Experience Food Truck Excellence With Northwest Meats 


Northwest Meats has a large selection of wholesale offerings, including poultry, seafood, pork, and beef, to make your food truck menus stand out from the crowd this Independence Day. We stand behind every product line and offer only the highest-quality cuts to our operators.

Contact our team for more information about stocking your food truck with premium wholesale meats, including our new Joyce Farms Chicken lineup.

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