Food Tips

The best of barbecue sauce

The best of barbecue sauce

The best of barbecue sauce Author: Style At Home

Food Tips

The best of barbecue sauce

3 things you may not know about barbecue sauce

  • There's a flavour for everyone, but the five basic ingredients are tomato paste, sugar, onions, vinegar and chili peppers.
  • It burns really easily. Apply your sauce when the meat is nearly done, or serve it on the side.
  • Most store-bought barbecue sauce is full of artificial sugar. For a healthier version, make your own with either honey or cane sugar.

1 tip you can't live without

  • Keep your basting brush dry and fresh between weekend feasts by storing it in a cup of salt to draw out any moisture. Come Friday, just shake off the salt.


2 ways to try barbecue sauce right now

  • In a veggie dish. Try grilling a piece of firm tofu, then topping with barbecue sauce and roasted onions and peppers for a nutritious sandwich switch.
  • With a caffeine kick. Mixing freshly brewed espresso with your sauce adds bold flavour and tempers your choice of spices.

1 barbecue sauce to look for at the grocery store

  • Lassonde Specialties barbecue sauce made with Canadian Club Whisky. We love the smokin' honey garlic flavour.

1 tool you can't live without

  • A basting mop coats your BBQ'd meat using a gentle cotton head that won't damage browned skin. Look for one with a detachable head for easy cleanup or replacement.

1 barbecue event not to be missed

  • BBQ on the Bow—Canada's oldest barbecue festival and competition held annually in Calgary. Chow down is August 30 and 31.


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The best of barbecue sauce