National Bacon Burnt End Day

June 29

When is National Bacon Burnt End Day?

National Bacon Burnt End Day happens on Saturday June 29, 2024.

A Smoky Celebration: National Bacon Burnt End Day – June 29th

Circle June 29th in your calendars, BBQ lovers and bacon enthusiasts, because it’s National Bacon Burnt End Day! This is not your ordinary culinary holiday. It’s a day dedicated to the glorious, smoky bites known as bacon burnt ends. Imagine the best part of smoked brisket but made entirely from bacon. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds. So, let’s fire up the smokers and get ready to pay tribute to these bite-sized morsels of joy.

The Magic Behind Bacon Burnt Ends:

Traditionally hailing from the world of Texas BBQ, burnt ends are known as the flavorful, charred tips of a smoked brisket. But when you swap brisket for thick slabs of bacon, you enter a whole new realm of smoky goodness. Bacon burnt ends are rich, decadent, and coated in a sticky, sweet glaze that makes them irresistible. Today, we celebrate these smoky treasures and all the joy they bring to our plates.

How to Celebrate Like a True Pitmaster:

  1. Host a Smoke-off: Gather your friends for a bacon burnt end cook-off. Who can achieve the perfect balance of smoky, sweet, and crispy? Let the grilling games begin!
  2. DIY Bacon Burnt End Bonanza: Not a pitmaster yet? No worries! National Bacon Burnt End Day is the perfect excuse to practice. Grab some thick-cut bacon or pork belly, your favorite BBQ rub, and some brown sugar for caramelization. Slow smoke your way to perfection and bask in the glory of homemade bacon burnt ends.
  3. Share the Smoky Love: Surprise your neighbors or coworkers with a batch of freshly made bacon burnt ends. It’s a surefire way to become the most popular pitmaster on the block.
  4. Bacon Burnt End Pairing Party: Explore the best drinks and sides to accompany your bacon burnt ends. Whether it’s a refreshing coleslaw or a hearty mac ‘n’ cheese, find your favorite pairings and share your discoveries online.

Perfecting Your Bacon Burnt Ends:

  • Quality Counts: Start with high-quality, thick-cut bacon or pork belly. The better your meat, the more delicious your burnt ends.
  • Season Generously: Don’t skimp on the rub. A good BBQ rub and a sprinkling of brown sugar create that coveted crust.
  • Low and Slow: The key to perfect burnt ends is patience. Smoke your bacon low and slow to render the fat and achieve that beautiful caramelization.
  • Glaze to Amaze: Finish your burnt ends with a light brushing of BBQ sauce or glaze in the final moments of cooking for that sticky, finger-licking finish.

Beyond the Smoker:

Don’t have a smoker? Get creative in your kitchen! A slow oven roast followed by a quick broil can get you surprisingly close to the real deal. It’s all about experimenting and enjoying the process.

National Bacon Burnt End Day is more than just a celebration of delicious food; it’s a nod to the creativity and passion of BBQ culture. It’s a day to explore new flavors, refine your smoking skills, and, most importantly, share delicious food with the people you love. So, let’s make this June 29th a smoky, savory, and unforgettable tribute to bacon burnt ends. Here’s to good food, good company, and the endless pursuit of BBQ perfection. Happy National Bacon Burnt End Day, everyone! Let the smoke rise and the feast begin! 🥓🔥🎊

When does National Bacon Burnt End Day happen next year?

National Bacon Burnt End Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday June 29, 2025
  • Monday June 29, 2026
  • Tuesday June 29, 2027
  • Thursday June 29, 2028
  • Friday June 29, 2029


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