With meat prices skyrocketing, all of a sudden red meat has become a delicacy again. It's one of the best choices for your body too - especially when it comes to bio-available nutrients. I've written about it in the past, in my effort to debunk a lot of what popular culture is pushing!

Credit: Emerson Vieira via Unsplash
Credit: Emerson Vieira via Unsplash
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So once you settle on serving and enjoying meat, the question is what to serve to your guests? My go to for a holiday weekend event is always ribs. I buy the St. Louis style as they are a little bigger and meatier than baby back. Low and slow - 225 in the oven uncovered for 3-4 hours. When they're done when you can pull the end bone out cleanly! The dry rub is super easy too...salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder and rosemary - with a little olive oil. Uncovered and let it go!

Award-winning ribs from Cowboys BBQ (Photo Credit: Russ Mensch)
Award-winning ribs from Cowboys BBQ (Photo Credit: Russ Mensch)
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Top Five Meats for The Fourth"

1. Ribs - St. Louis style!
2. Hamburgers - higher fat! 80/20
3. Hot Italian sausage - on the grill - or roasted for 45 minutes at 375 (start at 425 to get a brown - first 8 minutes
4. Pulled pork - remember, buy the Boston Butt instead of the shoulder (either will do if you can't find the Boston Butt)
5. Scrapple. Yes, you gotta plan ahead for the next day breakfast!

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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