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Farm Fresh Side Dishes for the 4th of July

July 01, 2016
Green Bean & Tomato Salad

With Fourth of July celebrations right around the corner, McCall Farms is sharing recipes for three delicious side dishes that are sure to be a hit with party guests. From Southern BBQ Beans to Mangum’s Pottery Salad, these side dishes are the perfect accompaniment to any main dish and make Independence Day entertaining a breeze. 

“McCall Farms side dishes are flavorful, easy to make, and perfect for sharing during Fourth of July get-togethers,” says Annie Ham, marketing director at McCall Farms. “Our recipes not only taste delicious, but they are also packed with nutrients. We’re proud to offer the freshest farm-grown canned produce available.”

McCall Farms invites all to enjoy the following side dishes during Fourth of July festivities:

Southern BBQ Beans

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs. mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Margaret Holmes Lima Beans, drained
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in butter.
  3. Add ketchup, sugar, cider vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well blended.
  4. Add Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans and Margaret Holmes Lima Beans. Stir to combine.
  5. Place mixture in large casserole dish and bake for one hour.

Green Bean & Tomato Salad

  • 1 (27 oz.) can Glory Foods Green Beans (reserve 1/2 can of liquid) OR
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans Glory Foods Sensibly Seasoned Green Beans (reserve 1 can of liquid)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbs. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, ground
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges


  1. To prepare the dressing, combine the reserved liquid from the Glory Foods Green Beans, vegetable oil, white vinegar, sugar, black pepper and salt.
  2. Place tomatoes, the drained can of green beans and the prepared dressing in a large container. Make sure vegetables are submerged.
  3. Marinate for four hours or longer in the refrigerator.

Mangum’s Pottery Salad

  • 1 (15 oz.) can Margaret Holmes Tiny Field Peas
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Margaret Holmes Seasoned Black Beans
  • 2 (11 oz.) cans shoe peg corn
  • 1 (2 oz.) jar pimentos, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbs. sugar


  1. Drain Margaret Holmes Tiny Field Peas, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Black Beans, and shoe peg corn. Rinse and drain again.
  2. Transfer all vegetables to a large bowl.  Add pimento, bell pepper, celery and onion. Mix well.
  3. Mix together apple cider vinegar, oil and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Pour vinegar mixture over vegetables and toss to coat thoroughly.
  5. Chill for at least 24 hours to allow flavors to blend. Will keep for one week in refrigerator.

One of America’s leading producers of farm fresh canned vegetables and fruit, McCall Farms has been cultivating food for more than 177 years. The family-owned and operated company produces a wide variety of Southern-style products. Based in Effingham, South Carolina, McCall Farms products are grown on 2,000 acres of family farmland with an additional 18,000 acres contracted throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For more information, visit or call (843) 662-2223.

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