Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hawaiian Sweet BBQ Sauce, Make Your Own - Condiments

Go ahead... hit the PLAY button... you know you want to...

'Cause besides an excuse to hear a little Dean Martin... in the BBQ world; Indeed you are nobody till somebody loves your scratch made BBQ sauce.

This new series of "52 Simple But Next Level Dishes" is meant to highlight the little things that set your table apart from the rest.  The things that guests will Ooh and Aah over.  Fresh made BBQ sauce absolutely is one of those dishes.

Make up a plate of hamburgers and hot dogs, the simplest of BBQs, set out some store bought hamburger buns BUT then put out a Mason jar of your own original sauce and suddenly your table will hit that next level.  Your guests will want to hear about it and for the most part everyone tries it... And again for the most part, loves it.  In your back yard you are somebody!

This recipe calls for a SWEET/HEAT Pineapple Jam ingredient.  Don't worry, it is very easy to make and in fact, in the recipe I give you the formula for making only a tiny amount for this BBQ sauce.

BUT...  I am also doing a series on "52 Small Batch Canning Ideas".  Last week I added the Jalapeno Pineapple Jam to that list and If you like the idea of a spicy pineapple jam I urge you to take a look and give it a try.  It will only take you a couple of extra minutes to make a 4 jar batch instead of 1/4 cup batch.  That's what small batch canning is all about.  Making a little extra so that you can use the ingredient again without any effort.


This particular sauce is a little extra sweet.  Perfect for a large BBQ when you may have several folks who like the idea of a fresh made BBQ Sauce but are a little afraid of the heat.  The Jalapenos are certainly there and you will have a heat after taste, but mostly you are tasting the sweet from the pineapple and sugars in the sauce.  Earlier last month I shared a more spicy sauce recipe of a Sweet Heat BOURBON BBQ Sauce.  This sweeter sauce is a nice contrast and example of what you can do when you make canning your own sauce a way of life.  The Bourbon sauce has hints of sweet but mostly you have a stronger lingering taste of heat.

Hmmm... Making a serving two different sauces...

Now that's how you get somebody to love you!  And in your own back yard at least, you indeed are somebody!

OK... Here's what I did...

Hawaiian Sweet BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Diced Pineapple
  • 2 TBS Pineapple Juice (you can use water if you do not want to go to the expense)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Small Jalapeno Pepper, tiny mince, Core and seeds as well as the white membrane removed
  • Zest and Juice of 1 Medium Lime
  • 1-1/2 Cups Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TBS Onion Powder
  • 1 TBS Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBS Chili Powder
  • 1 TBS Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
Cooking Directions
  1. Put the pineapple and Juice in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the pineapple is soft, about 35 minutes.
  2. Add the Minced Jalapeno, sugar and pineapple juice ad zest and stir to combine. Cook until the mixture has thickened, about 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Move to a food processor and pulse to desired consistency, small chunks with jelly.
  4. Return everything to the Saucepan and add all remaining ingredients, stirring to combine
  5. Heat to simmer 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Makes about 2-1/2 to 3 Cups of Sauce. Have canning jars handy. If you host large parties, large jars work. Me, I usually put my sauce in 8 OZ jars. Have them sterilized according to directions on package (or just boil in water for several minutes. Add HOT sauce to jars topping to within 1/4 inch of the rim. Wipe rim clean and set the rubber gasket lids on. Tighten with bands. Allow to cool to room temperature and make sure that the tops have "sealed". these jars will keep in the refrigerator for 2 months. If you plan to store longer, once the jars have been sealed, move them to a LARGE pot, cover with water by an inch and boil for 30 minutes.
  7. Once a jar has been opened you should plan to use the sauce within a week.
  8. Serve at your next BBQ and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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