Celebrate Independence Day on Your Propane Grill

Posted: June 21, 2021

4th of july grilling recipes north carolinaIndependence Day takes on a special meaning this year as we emerge from our social distancing cocoons—what better way to celebrate your freedom than with a good old-fashioned 4th of July barbecue on your propane grill?

Make sure you’re ready for this year’s celebration by following these five tips:

  1. Find something new to make. Looking for delicious and healthy propane grilling recipes? Here are some resources to help you get started:

    For a tasty turn on burgers, see our recipe below!

  2. Plan ahead. There’s always a mad rush for groceries on holiday weekends, so be prepared to stay ahead of the crowd. Stock up on your grilling favorites early!
  3. Give your grill a look over. Do a leak check if you are using your propane grill for the first time this season—and, as always, follow safe grilling practices.
  4. Check your propane levels. Nothing brings a holiday celebration to a grinding halt quite like running out of fuel in the middle of a cookout. If you have a built-in grill that runs off your main propane tank, check your fuel gauge and schedule a propane delivery if needed; if you have a portable propane grill that uses a cylinder, check your fuel level and exchange it if needed (here’s a cool trick for checking your propane levels in your cylinder, since it doesn’t have a gauge).
  5. Ditch the charcoal! Nothing beats the speed, convenience and precision temperature of a propane grill. If you’re still cooking on charcoal, up your outdoor game with propane. At Rand Wade Oil, we offer terrific propane gas grills from Phoenix and Wilmington, including grills with side burners, rotisseries, and more. Contact us today to learn more.

A Favorite from Our Recipe File

The Rand Wade Mushroom, Bacon, and Cheddar Burger!


  • 1 ½ pounds of ground chuck
  • 2 portabella mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Marinate mushrooms for 30 minutes in Worcestershire sauce (reserving 1 tablespoon).
  • Combine mayonnaise, remaining Worcestershire, mustard, parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Remove mushrooms from marinade (discard unused marinade) and grill; slice mushrooms.
  • Form ground chuck into 4 patties. Season with salt and pepper and grill. Just before desired doneness is reached (recommended 160°F internal temperature), top burgers with cheese and grill until cheese melts.
  • Generously spread bun with flavored mayonnaise, top with burgers, red onion, mushrooms, and bacon.

Rand Wade Oil is your local family-owned fuel and propane company in Greene County, North Carolina. We have been delivering oil and propane to homes and business throughout the region since our founding in 1971. Our drivers are trained to deliver your fuel promptly and safely; our technicians are certified experts; and all our employees are committed to your total satisfaction!