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National Barbecued Spareribs Day – July 4, 2024

National Barbecued Spare ribs Day is celebrated each year in the United States on July 4. Think about it, July 4 is also Independence Day, and the day is celebrated by grilling various kinds of meats and vegetables. Barbecue lunches are common and everyone is eager to show off their grilling skills! Spare ribs were intended to be served grilled. Short or long, over charcoal or gas, and in the heat of summer with various dips and sauces: that’s the way to enjoy spareribs. National Barbecued Spare ribs Day reminds us that the summer is incomplete without a barbecue with friends, family, and spare ribs!

History of National Barbecued Spareribs Day

Spare ribs are cut from the lower portion of the pig. The ribs are severed from the breastbone behind the shoulder and taste a bit different from the rest of the body. Though ribs have more bone than meat, the fat in them makes spare ribs more tender than other kinds of ribs. Spareribs are typically sold smoked, meaning you can easily grill them with a dry rub or some barbecue sauce. Spareribs can be made more delicious and tender by an extremely long cooking time at a low temperature.

People all across the world enjoy the rich succulent flavor of pork, and they all have their delicious recipes for spare ribs. The Chinese cut the ribs quite short, steam or fry them, and serve them with a flavorful sauce. The Cantonese prepare them with a sweet and savory sauce, while some may skewer the ribs on long forks and cook in a covered oven.

The Irish have their unique recipe too. In County Cork, people prepare spare ribs by boiling them and eating them with potatoes and turnips. This dish is known as “bodice” in Ireland. In America, almost every community has its recipes for spareribs. From bodice to Chinese braised spare ribs, you can taste every preparation in the country’s restaurants. America is home to the most delicious spare ribs in the world and grilling them has become an Independence Day tradition too! Even if you aren’t much of a cook, you can enjoy National Barbecued Spare ribs Day by having your fill of the delicious food.

National Barbecued Spareribs Day timeline

Commercially Produced Barbecue Sauce

Heinz sells the first commercially manufactured barbecue sauce.

Electric Grill

George Foreman makes the first electric grill.

Modern Barbeque Grill

George Stephen builds the first modern BBQ grill.

Barbecue Nation

Nationwide barbecue restaurants chain in India.

National Barbecued Spareribs Day FAQs

Why are spare ribs called spare ribs?

The term comes from the German ‘Rippenspeer’ which translates to ‘spear ribs,’ as this cut was traditionally roasted on a spit or spear.

Are spare ribs good?

Spare ribs require low, slow cooking time to become nice and tender. They are great for smoking, braising, and grilling. They taste even better with spice rubs and sauces.

What are the meatiest ribs for BBQ?

Country-style ribs are the meatiest variety.

National Barbecued Spareribs Day Activities

  1. Go out for spareribs

    Celebrate National Barbecued Spare Ribs Day by treating yourself to some delicious spare ribs. This is the perfect celebration for those who don’t grill or who would like to explore different recipes for spare ribs.

  2. Grill some spare ribs

    So you have never grilled spare ribs? National Barbecued Spare Ribs Day is the perfect day to get started on your spareribs journey. Try your hand at the family recipe or experiment with something new.

  3. Try a new spare ribs preparation

    We all have our favorite spare ribs preparation. But why not taste something new on National Barbecued Spare ribs Day? Get a taste of your friend’s favorite spare ribs recipe or set out to find something you have never tasted before.

5 Facts About Spareribs

  1. Its weight is predetermined

    Spare ribs weigh between two to five pounds.

  2. Preparation time can be long

    The longest time taken to prepare spare ribs is 80 hours.

  3. Spare ribs have less meat

    Yet they are a favorite for their delicious taste.

  4. There are four types of pork ribs

    They are baby back ribs, country-style ribs, St. Louis-style ribs, and spareribs.

  5. There’s an ideal serving size too

    The ideal serving size for ribs is one pound per person.

Why We Love National Barbecued Spareribs Day

  1. America’s favorite

    Barbecued spare ribs are America’s favorite grilled food. National Barbecued Spare ribs Day is a celebration of America’s recipes and cuisines!

  2. It’s an occasion to celebrate with family

    National Barbecued Spare ribs Day is a best-enjoyed celebration with friends and family. Gather your friends and family and treat them to a wonderful meal of barbecued spare ribs and grilled vegetables.

  3. It’s a celebration of versatile food

    National Barbecued Spare Ribs Day is also a celebration of a versatile food found in several cultures across the world. The day unites us through common food habits.

National Barbecued Spareribs Day dates

2024July 4Thursday
2025July 4Friday
2026July 4Saturday
2027July 4Sunday
2028July 4Tuesday

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