Soul Food Recipes to Celebrate Juneteenth

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

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June 19th, known as Juneteenth, is a national commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. Juneteenth is about people of all races, nationalities and religions coming together to acknowledge a time in our history that continues to influence our society today. Families around the country celebrate with barbecues and picnics, so here's a collection of soul food recipes that will surely please everyone!

Molasses BBQ Sauce

Molasses BBQ Sauce

This molasses BBQ sauce from Fredrick Douglass Opie, author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America, is great on beef, pork or chicken. 

Fried Catfish Fillets

Fried Catfish Fillets

You'll love this spicy, fried catfish from the author of Cajun Cuisine and More, Paul Raphael. Serve it with hush puppies and sweet potato fries. 

Greens with Ham Hocks

Greens with Ham Hocks

Author of The Southern Slow CookerKendra Bailey Morris, cooks up delicious collard greens with ham hocks

lima beans and baked beans

Beans, Beans, Beans

Member of Real Men Cook, Joseph White, combines ground beef, bacon, molasses and beans for his Florida Boy Baked Beans recipe. And because there's no such thing as too much bacon, try this lima bean recipe by the Homesick Texan.

candied yams

Candied Yams 

Sweet, sweet yams - check out this healthy candied yams recipe from My Whole Food Life
Brown Butter Cornbread

Brown Butter Cornbread

This brown butter cornbread from Grandbaby Cakes belongs on everyone's plate!

Coconut Cake
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Sweet Treats

Every good meal deserves a sweet ending...or two or three. This coconut cake from Sweets: Soul Food Desserts and Memories by Patty Pinner hits the spot, as does this Sweet Potato Pound Cake by Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes

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