Fourth of July Cookout
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Fourth of July Cookout. I absolutely love this time of year! Long days spent with the family in the pool, playing games, or even just relaxing on the back deck. No matter how the day is spent, no one wants to go inside to fuss over a big dinner! We recently started grilling Smithfield ribs on the grill, and everyone in the family loves them! They always turn out juicy and full of delicious flavor. Sometimes we use a dry rub, and slowly cook them over low heat on the grill, other times, we forget it’s nearly dinner, and quickly toss a few racks on the grill with minimal seasoning, and brush them with bbq sauce just before they come off the fire. Either way, they are gone in a flash, and we always want more!
Each year we host a large fourth of July cookout and celebration, and this year wont be any different…the only thing we are changing is the menu! BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, watermelon, mac and cheese, biscuits, and ice cold drinks are on the menu this year. I know, ribs can be intimidating but…y’all put on your apron, and get out there and grill them. You will thank me, I promise! But before you go, grab this coupon from Ibotta.
The hubs and I were decorating our party space for the fourth of July, and I was hungry…but, umm, I didn’t take anything out for dinner, because, well, life…So, we made a quick run to our local Walmart and grabbed a few racks of Smithfield Extra Tender Back Ribs and some more 4th of July decor. While I prepped the corn, mac and cheese, the kids heated the biscuits and cut the watermelon, and the hubby fired up the grill. We dusted the ribs with some turbinado sugar and a little bit of chili powder, and put them on the grill. We grilled them at about 350* for 2.5 hours over Kingsford Charcoal rotating them around the fire every half an hour or so. We brushed them with KC Materpiece bbq sauce about 15 minutes before we pulled them from the grill, and again as we pulled them off the grill. In between rotating the ribs, the hubs hopped in the pool and even played a round of Jenga.
- 2 Rack of Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs
- 1/4 Cup of Turbinado Sugar
- 1/4 Cup of Chili Powder
- 1/2-3/4 Cup of KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce
- Mix sugar and chili powder in a small bowl and sprinkle over the Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs.
- Start the grill and allow to heat to an even temp around 350*
- Add ribs around the fire. (We had to cut ours into quarters to fit on the grill)
- Rotate ribs every 30 min or so to cook evenly, and cook for 2.5-3 hours depending on the size of the ribs.
- Brush with bbq sauce 15 min before removing ribs from the grill and again as you remove them.
We are ready for the 4th of July and all of our guests! How do you celebrate? Are you making Smithfield® ribs? You totally should! If you are, be sure to visit Smithfield’s ® GET GRILLING AMERICA site for more great tips and an opportunity to win $5,000 cash plus multiple prizes throughout the summer!