Every year the United State’s of America celebrates her official birthday on the Fourth of July. Independence Day is a day of traditions including fireworks, parades, fairs, patriotic songs, concerts in the park, picnics… and of course our favorite… barbeque!!!
Five Fun Facts about Barbecue:
- Barbecues have been a White House tradition since Thomas Jefferson. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House that featured Texas-style barbecued ribs.
- The most popular holidays for barbecuing are, in order, July 4th (71 percent), Memorial Day (57 percent), and Labor Day (55 percent)..
- The most popular foods for cooking on the grill are, in order: burgers (85 percent), steak (80 percent), hot dogs (79 percent) and chicken (73 percent).
- The side dishes most commonly prepared on the grill are, in order, corn (41 percent), potatoes (41 percent), and other vegetables (32 percent).
- The most popular flavors of barbecue sauce are hickory, followed by mesquite, honey, and then spicy-hot.
Must-Share Recipe by Our Friend Myron Mixon
Captain America Burger
Favorite BBQ Side Dishes
4th of July Playlist
Next to fireworks and barbeque, there is no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than reveling in one of these musical tributes to the good ol’ U.S.A!
You’ll love this amazing “America Medley” by Anthem Lights
Barbeque sauces vary from region to region, from pitmaster to pitmaster, from user to user, each with a different opinion on which is best and whether the sauce should complement the meat or complete it. But whether BBQ competitor or restaurateur, each master has a finishing sauce of his or her own.
We at Tin Hut BBQ believe that , as with our Steaks, the sauce should be a compliment to the meat and the meat should be properly seasoned with the basic rubs during the smoking process. Of course, when creating the BBQ sauce we ensure that the appropriate seasonings are added so that it complements the meat, enhancing – never hiding the flavor of the meat.
Heading out to the grill? Check out this infographic by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics first! From safety tips for your cookout to proper cooking temperatures and a complete packing list, these tips will ensure a safe BBQ for your family and friends!