Uruguay just settled the world Guinness record for the biggest barbecue at 12 tonnes (26,400 lbs) of beef promoting the county’s succulent top export.
To barbecue all that meat the army put together nearly 1 mile of grills and the firefighters lit six tones of charcoal.
For the record to be broken they got some 1,250 people to grill the beef known by the population to be one of the best in the world. Besides all the “chefs” they also had 20,000 spectators to cheer the good news.
Uruguay that is a country of 3.2 million people stuck between two major cattle producers, Argentina and Brazil, and still managed to export $817 million last year.
The idea for this barbecue came from the National Meats Institute (INAC) that stated: “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,”.
I think that this activity leaves us reasons to whoever didn’t tried Uruguayan meat to give it a go