Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dust off that grill...

Pretty soon many of us are going to be grilling maniacs! Cuz summer will be soon upon us and we don't want to heat up the kitchen from the stove being used right? Well I am here to help!

I stumbled upon something I cut out from Kraft over eight years ago that I think we all could use...BBQ sauces with a twist.

So whether you baste your meat, marinate or just use it as a dipping sauce here are some flavor poppin' variations:


BASE: 1 cup ketchup OR plain BBQ sauce (you got it on sale)

Pick your style below and add to your base of ketchup or plain BBQ sauce...

Southern Style: Add 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Curry: 2 tsp. curry powder
Mexican: 1- 1/2 tsp chili powder and 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Sweet Onion: 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 2 Tbsp dijon mustard and 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
Southwestern chile: 1 can chopped green chiles, drained
Orange: 2 Tbsp thawed orange juice concentrate, 1 tsp. orange zest and 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Asian: 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp minced ginger, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and 1 Tbsp sesame oil
Cranberry: 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
Sweet Pineapple: 1 (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
Jerk: 2 tsp. allspice, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, juice of one lime, 2 tsp. ground thyme, 1 tsp. minced ginger, 2 cloves garlic minced, 1 tsp pepper, and 1 habanero pepper minced
Honey Mustard: 1/4 cup honey and 2 Tbsp dry mustard

1 comment:

Elyse said...

What a great compilation of BBQ twists. You're making me want to get my grill out this minute. I love the feel of the fresh spring time breeze and the smell of food cooking on the grill. Mmm, what a wonderful and comforting feeling!