Barbecue Sauce Recipes

Barbecue sauce has become a staple you’ll find in almost everyone’s fridge but did you know you can do more with it than just pour it on your steak? Here are some delicious barbecue sauce recipes for you. Try the ribs, pizza, cheese ball, sloppy joe or sandwich ideas soon.

Barbecue Basted Ribs
5 lbs/2.27 kg pork loin back ribs
2 cups/500 mL water
1/2 cup/125 mL apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 tsp/7.5 mL Watkins Garlic Granules
1-1/2 tsp/7.5 mL Watkins Seasoning Salt
1/3 cup/80 mL Watkins Original Barbecue Sauce

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Place ribs in a large, shallow roasting pan, bone side down. Combine water and vinegar and pour over ribs. Sprinkle with garlic granules and seasoning salt. Cover and bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until ribs are nearly tender. Let cool. (Ribs can be covered and chilled at this point if you wish to make them ahead.)  Place ribs on grill over indirect heat or bake at 350°F/180°C for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender, brushing the ribs with Watkins Barbecue Sauce.
Makes 6 servings

Backyard BBQ Pizza
1 Watkins Pizza Crust Mix (deep dish or whole wheat)
Watkins Barbecue Sauce
Up to 1 lb. Ground Turkey, as desired (may substitute beef)
7 or 8 strips crumbled Cooked Bacon (use thin cut and cook crisp)
2 cups grated Mozzarella Cheese,
Parmesan Cheese, as desired

Following the directions on the label of the Watkins Pizza Crust Mix, prepare dough. Roll dough out onto a large cookie sheet sprayed with Watkins Cooking Spray so crust will be thin. Bake the crust in oven for 4-5 minutes. Remove crust from oven and thinly spread Watkins BBQ Sauce over partially cooked crust.  Layer remaining ingredients in order listed and return to oven for 10 minutes to complete baking cycle. You could also add your other favorite toppings to this pizza. Watkins Omelet and Soufflé Seasoning would be a great quick addition to shake over the top of pizza prior to final baking!

Watkins Barbecue Sauce Ideas:

  • Use on chicken, turkey, pork, beef and vegetables for basting on the grill or in the oven.
  • Mix one tablespoon of Watkins BBQ sauce into 8 oz. of cream cheese plus 1/2 tsp. Watkins Cayenne Pepper to make a cheese ball.
  • Add BBQ sauce to browned ground meat with addition of ketchup and a small amount of brown sugar for Sloppy Joes.
  • It’s great on any  sandwich, for open face sandwiches brush on BBQ sauce and place under broiler pan for one minute or less!

Watkins barbecue sauce is a perfect blend of spices and seasonings, you can order it along with your other pantry essentials in the Canadian catalog or the US catalog.

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