Four ways to enjoy BBQ on the road for National BBQ Month

Post Date - May 9, 2022

May is National BBQ Month which means that all month long, we’re celebrating the mouth-watering, smoky flavors you crave when you think about BBQ. Of course, when you’re on the road as a trucker, you don’t have the space to bring your trusty BBQ smoker with you. So how will you be able to enjoy some of that BBQ goodness like everyone else? We’ll tell you how.

Get an electric grill

A small electric grill like the George Foreman Grill is a great way for grilling food while you’re on the road. It’s small, compact and you can cook virtually anything on it.

If you decide to go this route, make sure your grill doesn’t pull more power than your inverter can provide, that you have enough cord length to use it without any issues, and that you have proper ventilation.

Check out this George Foreman grill recipe for glazed pork ribs.

Add flavor

A huge component to good barbecue is the flavor. When you don’t have the time or tools to make BBQ like you would at home, adding smoky seasonings are an easy way to get that smoky flavor you love. Think about stocking up on smoked salt or paprika, chopped chipotle chili peppers, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder. You can also use just a little bit of liquid smoke to add some extra flavor too.

Use a slow cooker

A slow cooker is a trucker’s best friend because it allows you to cook your meal while you’re driving. All you need to do is prep your meal in the morning and then you’ll be able to enjoy the smell of it cooking all day long. Pulled pork is probably one of the easiest things to make in a slow cooker, since you’re basically throwing in some pork shoulder and barbecue sauce and hitting start. However, the possibilities are endless.

Use pre-made frozen meatballs in this recipe to make it trucking-friendly!

Make it at home

We get it - BBQ is best on a grill or in a smoker to get all that flavor, crisp edges and tenderness you love. We’re big fans of prepping meals during your home time and reheating in your truck for convenience and because it’s a lot healthier than eating out. So for National BBQ Month, consider making your favorite BBQ recipes at home to reheat in your slow cooker or microwave.

So how will you be celebrating National BBQ Month? Don’t forget to tag us at @drivingfortysonfoods on Facebook and Instagram and @tysonfoods on Twitter when you share your recipes!