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Posted: 4/16/2008 10:31:13 AM EDT
abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=4645172

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - More than a thousand barbecue fanatics in Uruguay grilled up 12 metric tonnes (26,400 lbs) of beef on Sunday, setting a new Guinness world record while promoting the country's succulent top export.

Army personnel set up a grill nearly 1 mile long and firefighters lit six tonnes of charcoal to kick off the gargantuan cookout.

Some 1,250 people grilled the beef and about 20,000 spectators cried with joy when a Guinness judge confirmed the barbecue record had been broken.

"I'm very proud to be Uruguayan. We have the best beef and now we have the world's biggest barbecue," said one of the volunteer cooks, sporting an apron and chef's hat.

The South American country bested a Mexican grilling record from 2006 by a resounding 4 tonnes.

The barbecue was organized by the National Meats Institute, or INAC in Spanish, which tracks beef sales abroad.

Beef exports raked in $817 million last year for Uruguay, a laid-back country of some 3.2 million people squeezed between larger neighbors Argentina and Brazil, also major cattle producers.

"Uruguay is very small, it's not known for other events so we have to use these kinds of gimmicks so people find out where Uruguay is and what it has to offer," said INAC's vice president, Fernando Perez Abella.

(Reporting by Conrado Hornos; writing by Hilary Burke, editing by Todd Eastham)

Copyright 2008 Reuters News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

That must have smelled damn good.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:37:45 AM EDT
I wonder how much beer they consumed?  I usually have 1 per burger
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:40:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:41:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 10:46:21 AM EDT by nightmare0331]
Good lord that's a shitton of beef!

Shouldn't Texas hold this record?

ETA...I see grilling not BBQ.  The OP really needs to change the title or there's going to be a whole bunch of pissed off Texans.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:42:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Grilling record.


Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:46:20 AM EDT
This thread is making me hungry.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:47:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 10:47:31 AM EDT by starduks]

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Grilling record.




yup, thanks you cheat
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:48:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By starduks:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Grilling record.




yup, thanks you cheat


Nope I was just using the news headline. I know there's a difference but I wasn't going into it.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:55:58 AM EDT
6 tons of charcoal?  I wonder if Al Gore shed a tear?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 11:00:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AKSig:
abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=4645172

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - More than a thousand barbecue fanatics in Uruguay grilled up 12 metric tonnes (26,400 lbs) of beef on Sunday, setting a new Guinness world record while promoting the country's succulent top export.

Army personnel set up a grill nearly 1 mile long and firefighters lit six tonnes of charcoal to kick off the gargantuan cookout.

Some 1,250 people grilled the beef and about 20,000 spectators cried with joy when a Guinness judge confirmed the barbecue record had been broken.

"I'm very proud to be Uruguayan. We have the best beef and now we have the world's biggest barbecue," said one of the volunteer cooks, sporting an apron and chef's hat.

The South American country bested a Mexican grilling record from 2006 by a resounding 4 tonnes.

The barbecue was organized by the National Meats Institute, or INAC in Spanish, which tracks beef sales abroad.

Beef exports raked in $817 million last year for Uruguay, a laid-back country of some 3.2 million people squeezed between larger neighbors Argentina and Brazil, also major cattle producers.

"Uruguay is very small, it's not known for other events so we have to use these kinds of gimmicks so people find out where Uruguay is and what it has to offer," said INAC's vice president, Fernando Perez Abella.

(Reporting by Conrado Hornos; writing by Hilary Burke, editing by Todd Eastham)

Copyright 2008 Reuters News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

That must have smelled damn good.


On the internet, I find this phrase particularly amusing.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 12:45:01 PM EDT
Not a bad meal, either.  They should have served about 1 1/4 pounds of beef per person at that event...
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