What meats you have to buy if you organize a barbecue with your friends (and how much to calculate)

The arrival of good weather brings us, among other things, the season of outdoor meals. We already talk about the cuts that we have to choose if we want to prepare an Argentine barbecue at home, today we want to do it in our most Spanish style, with the most common ingredients in our country's Sunday barbecues. Today we tell you what meats you have to buy if you organize a barbecue with your friends.

It is essential for us to have some snacks or snacks, based on sausage and black pudding grilled and then we prefer the lamb chops before hamburgers, being our choice for meats, entrecots or steaks, before the large pieces of meat that are being cut or the morunos skewers of other varieties of outdoor barbecues.

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What meats you have to buy if you organize a barbecue with your friends

Calculate how many people will attend, although it is approximately approximate and calculates an average of about 350-400 g of meat per person, between the sausage, bacon, chicken wings and the main meats that are going to be roasted, distributing equally That amount.

To get the proportions right, we can calculate approximately 500 g of meat for each male, between 350 and 400 g for each woman and more or less between 250 and 300 g for each child, without having to be exact and invariable amounts.

For example, for a group of 10 people, it will be necessary between 3 and a half kilos and 4 kilos of meat, distributed according to the tastes of chefs and diners. For example, those 4 kg of meat could be formed by 2 kg between wings, sausages, black pudding, bacon, etc. and another 2 kilos of lean beef, loin, or similar.

With all that meat and salads and side dishes, the gastronomic party will be a real feast, and will last for many hours between preparations, snacks and snacks and the main dishes themselves.

1. Snacks for a meeting around the embers

Traditional snacks at a Spanish-style barbecue party are based on three or four ingredients. Bacon, sausage, blood sausage and chicken wings or morunos skewers. I recommend you calculate about 150-200 g per person among all those ingredients, distributed to your liking.

In the example of 10 people if there are adults and children, it would be enough with a kilo and a half to two kilos of everything, which for example could be formed by 500 g of chicken wings or morunos skewers, 400 g of bacon, 350 g of sausages and 250 g of black pudding, adjusting these amounts to your tastes. You can substitute part of the sausages and black pudding with fresh sausages, which are also great after passing through the fire.

It's about trying a little of each thing but not filling up and not reaching the main dishes later, the lamb chops, the entrecots or t-bone steaks that will complete our BBQ menu, next to the varied salads and side dishes to prepare an authentic gastronomic party around the embers.

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2. The main dishes for barbecue with friends

After the initial pecking, some more consistent dishes will be good, accompanied by varied salads for the garnish. Everyone will want their main course, a good piece of red meat for the most carnivorous or some very crispy lamb chops for those who prefer it. Calculate some 200 g per person, that is, approximately 2 kg of meat for a group of 10 people, after snacks.

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The choice of type of meat will depend on the taste of the attendees and the budget, but with a good steak per person or a ribeye to share for the group's most greedy, everyone will be happy.

Opting for leaner pieces is usually not a good idea. The sirloin and other similar cuts are perfect for grilling but they are not perfect in the embers and lose part of their natural juiciness. I recommend you better large pieces such as steak and steak, thick cuts that you can then portion in cross sections.

For those who don't want these cuts of red meat, lamb chops are an excellent choice, which everyone will enjoy especially if you dress them with a ajilimojili Traditional or with another sauce to your liking.

With all this variety, your traditional Spanish style barbecue will be a success. What ingredients do you recommend to enjoy a barbecue in spring and summer? Leave us your suggestions in comments.

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