The Fortuna Rodeo Barbecue is legendary, and it's delicious, thanks to an all-night effort by the crew.
At 7:00AM Saturday the Seasoning Crew meets at the Fortuna Fire Hall to season the beef. The Fire Crew starts at 4:00 p.m. Saturday with lighting the fires. Wood is added each hour until 1:00 a.m. - with the bed of coals just right, the beef is added, pits covered with plywood and sealed with canvas tarps. The meat cooks until 10:00/10:30 a.m. Sunday when the meat comes out. The meat seasoning and bean recipe are closely guarded secrets, but here's what we can tell you about the Rodeo Barbecue components:
• 4,000 lbs. of Beef
• 80 gallons of Potato Salad
• 1,800 Rolls
• 80 to 100 gallons of Beans
The Serving Crew dishes up the salads, beans, rolls and always makes you feel welcome.
Next is the Meat Servers who will dish you up the best BBQ Beef of the year!