Today is the Fourth of July, which means millions of Americans will celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by stuffing their faces with assorted grilled meats while watching a bunch of colorful explosions in the sky. It’s the perfect day for the citizens of the United States to embrace their natural redneck tendencies. It’s truly the best holiday.

You’re probably getting ready to throw a few pieces of meat on the barbecue as you read this, but before you do, you should check out the following chart. It shows every single cut of beef as well as how the best ways to cook it. So let’s hope you didn’t slow cook that ribeye or you’re going to have a lot of pissed off (and probably drunk) party guests.

Now you just need to figure out what rub to put on your ribs. If you put some vinegar-based rub for a crowd full of Texans, you’re going to have yourself a mini-revolution right in your backyard.

Joseph Misulonas is an editorial assistant for He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.