My husband got this recipe several years ago from a co-worker of his who had brought this dish to their weekly potluck. Guys swapping recipes? (It happens)
Anyway, I never did meet the woman behind the dish, and so never got the chance to ask her about the name. I just figured she probably made this every year on the 4TH and wanted to keep it simple.
This is another one of those dishes that I can bring to any potluck or neighborhood BBQ and there's never a drop left in the pot. Sweet, savory, and incredibly delicious! Enjoy!