The Girl Who Loves BBQ Sauce

Stephen and Laura Rose

Stephen and Laura Rose

Last spring, we got to spend a couple days with my step-daughter, Laura Rose. I asked her what she’d like to make in the time we had together. Scones? Chicken strips? Surprisingly, she replied, “Is it hard to make BBQ sauce?”. Of course not! We made it right then to go with the chicken strips.

She liked it so much that I decided to make up a special BBQ spice mix as a birthday gift for her.

The original recipe is from Pampered Chef using their BBQ Spice Rub which is awesome. But if you’d like to make your own, here’s what I came up with.

BBQ SPICE

The beginning of spicy goodness

The beginning of spicy goodness

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon mustard powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon paprika (sweet or smoky, your choice)

1 tsp ground cumin

1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper

So pretty

So pretty

Whisk it all together

Whisk it all together

Put it in a fun-shaped jar

Put it in a fun-shaped jar

Give it to pretty girl for her birthday

Give it to pretty girl for her birthday

Do your best to keep it away from those who would steal it

Who’s birthday is it?

Then go ahead and make yourself some BBQ sauce with these simple, fabulous ingredients:

Trader Joe's is 5 minutes from my house

Trader Joe’s is 5 minutes from my house

Mix one cup ketchup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vinegar (I like red wine vinegar), and 2 tablespoons of BBQ spice rub (homemade or Pampered Chef) in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until heated through.

Smoky spicy yummy sauce = yes!

Smoky spicy yummy sauce = yes!

Remember to store any unused portion in the fridge.

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About Sherri

Health Foodie. Beauty Seeker. Christ Follower.
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