Would you believe me if I told you I have a homemade bbq sauce recipe that you can whip up in just a couple of minutes that tastes as good, or better, than that bottled one you’ve been buying? What if I told you it was one of those 5 ingredients or less recipes? This simple barbecue sauce recipe allows you to slather your grilled meats with a tangy tomato, molasses and bacon flavor that will have you out at your grill in no time. Oh, and what would you think if I told you I was giving away a grilling package that contains seasonings, a heavy duty apron, grilling mitt and all the tools you need to have your next bbq…including a chef’s hat? Well, it’s all true.
Last month I told you that I was working with McCormick Grill Mates and their great summer grilling promotion called The Grillerhood. This recipe, and giveaway, is part 2 in this great summer outdoors series.
See this fantastic apron, filled with all kinds of goodies? I received one and you just might win one. It’s filled with all the essentials you need for getting your grill on, but it’s also filled with McCormick Grill Mates seasoning products which can help elevate your bbq’ing to new heights. The flavor combo’s include all the favorite flavors you crave this summer like: molasses and bacon, steakhouse onion burger, smokin’ Texas bbq, spiced brandy & herb and Memphis pit bbq. Between the rubs, marinades and seasonings you should have a well seasoned summer.
I’m always looking for new and exciting bbq sauce. Like most people, I get one that I like and I continue to use it until it just loses all of its pizazz, then I’m on the lookout for something new. I’ve made homemade bbq sauce before, in fact several, but this one is by far the easiest and quickest one I’ve ever made. I used the molasses and bacon seasoning and combined it with 4 very common ingredients found in pretty much everyone’s kitchen to create a super simple barbecue sauce recipe. It’s ready in just a couple of minutes, but it tastes best if you make it up a few hours before you need it and let all those flavors mix and mingle together. Then you get the full flavors of the ingredients and the molasses and bacon really shine through.
I slathered this sauce on to about 10 pounds of chicken legs that I got on sale and we’ve been devouring them for days and love the sauce. It’s got just the right amount of tang with a sweet smokiness from the molasses and bacon. The black pepper in the mix gives it just a little kick of heat, but you could toss in a little chipotle if you like a little more fire.
So now you’re probably wondering how you can get your hands on this nice grilling prize package. I’ve got a couple of ways for you to enter. You get one entry for leaving me a comment (below) telling me why you like to grill. You can get a second entry for visiting The Grillerhood Facebook page and liking their page. When you do that, just come back here and leave me another comment telling me that you did that. Really…it’s that simple. I’ll be picking the winner of this great package on July 18, 2012. Once I notify you, that you are the winner, you will have 72 hours to respond to me with the information I need to get it sent out to you.
Now get out there and start grilling!!!!
In case you couldn’t tell…this post has been sponsored by McCormick GrillMates, but the opinions expressed here are mine…allllll mine.
Recipe: Super Simple Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Summary: Makes 3/4 Cup
- 3/4 Cup Ketchup
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons McCormick Grill Mates Molasses and Bacon Seasoning
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (light or dark)
- 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
- 2 Teaspoons Cider Vinegar
- In a medium size bowl, add all ingredients.
- Stir well to thoroughly combine.
- Cover and chill for at least 4 hours (overnight is best).
- Brush on to chicken, pork or beef near the end of the grilling time (if you do it too early on, the sugars in the sauce will burn).
You could add a dash of chipotle powder or adobo sauce from canned chipotle’s if you want more heat in your bbq sauce.
Preparation time: 7 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (Southern)