Enjoying a giant steak on the grill for Fourth of July is great … unless you’re broke.

Giant steaks are expensive.

Even if you can’t afford steaks for everyone at your party, you can still look like a champ by grilling up these foods:

  • Breads – Throw some garlic toast on the grill and add tomatoes, olive oil, and vinegar for easy bruschetta. Or, top it with pesto.
  • Vegetable Sides – Zucchini, summer squash, and corn taste fancy on the grill, despite being totally cheap.
  • Dressings – Making your own barbecue sauce or salsa will impress everyone. And really, that’s pretty much the point of all this anyway, isn’t it?
  • Fruit – Why buy or make dessert when you can just drop some peaches, apricots, pineapple, and bananas over the hot coals.