BBQ menu for the 4th

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I’m going to toss this one out there to anyone who wants to reply. I am curious… what everyone out there is cooking up for the 4th of July?
My cooking responsibilities are the BBQ pork butt and ribs. I am going to cook the pork butt overnight using the minion method and have it ready by the morning. Keep it warm and eat it for lunch. I’ll throw the ribs on right after I get the butts off and get the fire right. I’ll be posting pictures on Monday and Tuesday.

36 thoughts on “BBQ menu for the 4th”

  1. Hello,

    I read your articles here and I never realized what an art BBQ ing can be. I am actaully on a journey looking for a place to rent a Grill to roast a pig outdoors. Well I would need the grill and pig. I am here in the Los Angeles area, do you have a direction you can point me to? Thanks.

    Naro

  2. I’ve got a great outdoors smoker
    anyone out there have smoking tips or recipes
    love ribs and brisket not sure how to cook or what to rub with.

  3. Bourbon street steak
    steamed broccoli
    potato salad (w mustard)
    corn on the cob
    baked beans
    homemade ice cream
    watermelon
    mushmelon

    We live in a small town in West Virginia, so we will watch the parade (they still have several every year), then alot of friends and family for some food, fun and
    a good time.
    Dont forget the reason for the season, and most important, dont forget the soldiers, sailors, and airmen, past and present, that make it all possible.

  4. I will be smoking Tri tip, BBQ ribs and BBQ corn. My wife wants me to make Dutch oven Corn bread and Dutch oven Peach cobbler. Fruit salad, Ice tea and sodas. And of course Vanilla ice cream for the cobbler. Stopped by Home depot today and they have the new Kingsford charcoal 43 pound twin pack on sale for $7.99 (21.5 pds each) Loaded up on that.

    Happy 4th and God Bless America.

  5. My mom said fix her a chicken and bring it over so I guess I am cooking after all. One whole chicken is now soaking in wine(chablis blanc) Tomarro it goes over the coals with Hickory and sugar mapple chunks(thier soaking now in wine also. Rotisserie smoked and stuffed with whole Vidalia onions basted with white wine,chruser garlic and olive oil.

  6. h ha ha ha you all have it rong,,,,lol…. me and my boy (2 1/2 year old… ) have made 8 hot dogs, 2 chicken pattys ,, 2 pounds of ribs.. 2 rib eye steakes and 2 pounds hamburger on the grill in the last 4 days… the forth im going to a steak house instead… ejoy the out doors with the kids,,, some day they will do it with theres

  7. WE LOVE TO HAVE BBQ.RIBS POTATOE SALAD,CORN ON THE COB BAKED BEANS,FRIED OKRA, WATERMELON FOR DESSERT. BUDWEISER FOR THE COOK.GOD BLESS AMERICA

  8. Am in the philippines right now, will have “Philippine-style” beef stew and roast suckling pig. The roast pig was ordered from a local store, the beef stew we’d prepare ourselve, me and my two kids.

  9. Yeserday we did the big cooking. I did the usual hamburgers and hot dogs to start. Then chargrilled shrimp with garlic and parsley salt on them, two slabs of ribs one with nothing on them (due to food alergies) and the other with homemade rubs. When those came off we then slow roasted a Turkey we put in a brine for a day. The rain didn’t even faze us. more drinks than the 7 kids could even guzzel. The Mocrowave will be busy now. Have a safe holliday.

  10. My family and I are planning on cooking up some hamburgers and hotdogs, like always! Along with brats and metts, maybe some corn on the cob. I am making baked macaroni, also some potato salad and we have fresh watermelon (of course)…ought to be a fun night of celebrating/remembering OUR country’s birthday and especially those who are serving in IRAQ (we miss you and hope to see you home soon…Mr. Savage!)

  11. Baby back ribs, venison sausage, boudin, fresh corn, baked beans and homemade ice cream. And if you ain’t smokin’ it on a Weber, you ain’t smokin’. No gas grill here, just as soon boil it.

  12. We get together with several good freinds and fire up the grill with hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, steak and whatever kind of meats we can drag up. Everyone brings two side dishes, like baked beans, potatoe salad, coleslaw, banana pudding, chips, dips, pops, beers. Then we block off the roads (thankfully we live outside of town) and set off fireworks and enjoy the rest of the evening.

  13. It all sounds so good but we’ll be sitting on the beach at Torrance / Hollywood Riviera, waiting for the fireworks, so it’ll have to be a picnic brought from home that morning (how to keep it all cold?): black bean salad, cole slau, Asian sesame rice salad (Ken’s Dressing), fruit salad, corn bread and someone is bringing the chicken. Can’t cook on the beach. Darn?!! But here in Altadena it’ll be around 100 degrees again tomorrow, so after nearly 10 days of that stuff, we’ve gotta hit the sand. See you there.

    ps: Just last week we made pastrami brisket in the Weber. Wow! 10 days in the corn brine and 6 hours in the smoke. Wish we still had some of that stuff!!

    rb

  14. I’m grilling pork spareribs smothered in sauce and making potatoe salad and spanish rice. My spanish rice is long grain with salt, garlic salic salt, the knoors poxwder broth stuff with the big chicken On the lable and tomatoe sauce so it’s not-so-spanish. It’s goes really well with the tater salad.

    Happy Fourth !!!

  15. I will be cooking a whole hog. We made the cooker early and will start him tonight and stay up most of the night rolling and basting him. Tomorrow about 200 people will help with the picking and eating. Will have about 3 kegs and any sidedish you care to imagine. Its the best holiday of the year! Prove you love America by drinking too much, and remembering what we believe in! USA USA

  16. We had our BBQ today.2 Slabs of short ribs ($0.94 lb)great sale.Hickory smoked for 5 hrs before grilling.White wine base maranade with sliced pottatoes and oninons in a dutch oven with a chocolate cherry dump cake and green beans fresh from the garden. HYeaven on a plate!!!!!
    Man what a feed but tomarro I have some babybacks I’m expermenting with.(their old been buried in the freezer 2 yrs)

  17. I am cooking 2 venison hams, a venison backstrap, stuffed with cream cheese & jalapenos, fried turkey, wild pig shoulder & ham, pig backstrap. Some will be cooked in my smoker & the rest on the grill. Fried gator tail & shark. chicken pasta salad & of course baked beans heated on the grill. And also lots of beer.

  18. I make the best BBQ beef ribs out there I will also be doing some chicken drumsticks the big oven stuffer kind that taste great on the grill some hotdogs Nathans of course some wings and maybe a T-bone steak

  19. try this, after boiling your corn on the cob, throw it on the grill for about 10 min. and when cooked evenly remove from grill and spread on soy sauce.

    may sound strange but I tried it in Japan,a very common way to do corn for BBQ’s and other summer events there.
    It really was delicious.

  20. Getting the grill fired up first thing in the morning.. turkey is prepped and rubbed well with my own special meat rub. and throw it on the grill for 6-8 hrs. Served with corn on the cob..garlic green onion mashed potatoes..And grilled veggie packs rolled up in foil.

  21. Whiskey Turkey grill roasted, sweet corn on the cob, big spinach and tomato salad, lemon sheet cake w/homemade vanilla icecream. Happy 4th of July to all!

  22. SLOW SMOKED beef brisket rotisere pork loin Crystal’s poto salad grilled corn assorted beverages……..and last but not least FIREWORKS!!!!!!
    Happy Independence Day to all who live here and the ones who are fighting for it too!!!!!!!!

  23. brats,soaked in beer and onion, over night, then i grill em up early on, and then back into the warm beer and onion. the beautiful thing about this one is people can eat whenever, and they don’t get a dried up brat, plus the longer it sits in this bath the better the flavor. i also toss burgers and dogs in to keep them nice.

  24. smoked tri-tip, molassess baked beans, pea salad, corn on the cob…but princessweenee has a good idea. What ever you are having lets all celebrate this great country!!!!Happy Birthday ole girl.

  25. Southwest Dry Rubbed Beef Ribs
    Terryaki Pork Ribs
    Rottiserie pork But w/Garlic sauce
    Shrimp Kebabs w/cherry tomatoes & Shitake Mushrooms
    Cheddar Brats
    Hamburgers
    Sweet Raoted Corn on the cob
    American potato Salad
    German noodle salad
    Toss’d chef salad
    Fresh baked sweet bread rolls
    Carrot Cake, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie.

    That ought to take care of the 30 (+) folks I got coming over, The weather is hot, and the pool is ready 🙂

  26. Beef Brisket & Baby Back Ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, fresh fruit salad, key lime pie, sangria, beer and whatever else is in the refrigerator. Happy 4th to all!!

  27. one of my tricks for burgers is,dice 1 small onion and one small bell pepper (both fine)2-3 oz of worcestershire sauce,1larg egg,salt and pepper to tast.mix well and make your patties as usual,cook and enjay…my family and friends love them..happy 4th yall

  28. I will be doing the old standard humburgers,hot dogs and Bradwurst potatoe salad corn on the cob cole slaw and peach cobbler. Watermelon also, but I am always looking for new ways to make the old standards and new things for the grill.

  29. A SMATTERING OF HOMEMADE POTATO SALAD WITH EXTRA ONION, PICKLE, AND GARLIC POWDER TO COMPLEMENT BRATWURST,BURGERS, AND SOME PORK RIBS 2 INCHES ON THE BONE, WITH A MONSTER PLATTER OF MULYI COLORED BELL PEPPERS,CARROT STICKS,CELERY SCALLIONS,RADISHES CALLIFLOWER,BROCCOLI CUCUMBER SLICES, PALM HEARTS, AND ARTICHOK HEARTS AND OF COURSE A HEAPING BOWL OF FRESH SWEET COLESLAW, WITH ANOTHER BOWL OF COLESLAW WITH EXTRA VINAGER FOR THOSE FOLKS EATING THE RIBS. LETS NOT FORGET THAT PLATTER OF PITTED OLIVES, PIMENTO STUFFED OLIVES,KOSHER DILLS, SWEET GERKINS,BANANA PEPPERS,PEPPERCHINNIS, AND THOSE PICKLES THAT YOU FIND HOMEMADE ON THE FARMS.(6-8 IN. BIG BOYS). DEVILED EGGS SPINICH DIP,ONION DIP FROM SCRATCH, AND FRESH ITALIAN BREAD FOR YOUR RIB EATERS, AND FRESH ROLLS FROM YOUR CORNER BAKERY. NOT STORE BOUGHT. ADD SMILING FACES, HOMEMADE SUN TEA, LEMONADE, AND WHATEVER LIVATION FOR THE ADULTS AND YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY—————–

  30. I usually thaw out some filet mignon with the bacon wrapped for me and the wife and the kids enjoy some ohmaha 8OZ. Steaks rubbed with emirals steak rub/adobe with pepper and cracked pepper. I rub that on then vaccuum seal them overhight. Can’t forget the corn on the cobb and steamed Broccoli and carrots sprinkled with Emirals orange stuff which I always forget the name. If using a gas grill, invest in a smoker box and wet some hickory chips. If using charcoal, well I don’t need to say anymore because you all know how to cook!! Of couse the ussual hot dogs and hamburgers with the emiral steak rub(that stuff is awesome) is on the grill when people want some during the day b4 the big meal. Also try th adobo with cumin on the burgers.Adobo is in the ethnic food isle in most shopping stores. Red for pepper,blue without,green with cumin. Now I am hungry!!!!

  31. Brisket, nine pounds of heaven! And smashed (not mashed) potatoes. See “America’s Test Kitchen” for details. Corn on the cob, iced tea, and whatever else comes to mind when I make final trip to the store. Oh yeah, watermelon, ice cold watermelon. Might even make homemade ice cream in a can (it takes a large and small coffee can-google it, it really works)!

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