In my last blogs I wrote about the amazing benefits of honey for your body: Honey: Liquid Gold for Your Body and your skin: 8 ways to use Honey to get more gorgeous skin! ~ Did you know honey also makes a rockin' Barbecue sauce!! Scroll down for three really amazing recipes that are easy to make and will make any July 4th Barbecue a big hit!
BTW I am a vegetarian and I put these sauces on grilled veggies and slather it on my corn on the cob. I also put it on my veggie burger! It's amazingly wonderful!!
I sell dark wildflower honey which is what I would always recommend using. I would not use Clover Honey unless you want a very light and mild flavor. I prefer going for the gusto!!
Let me know what you think and send me YOUR favorite honey barbecue sauce. Love to get new ideas!
Honey-Mustard Barbecue Sauce
1/2 cup/120 mL Dijon mustard
1/2 cup/120 mL dark honey
1/4 cup/60 mL vegetable oil
2 tablespoon/30 mL cider vinegar
2 tablespoon/30 mL water
2 tablespoons/30 mL whole-grain or stone-ground mustard
2 tablespoons/30 mL minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
In a medium saucepan heat oil and add shallots. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until shallots begin to sweat (not fry). Add remaining ingredients and let the sauce simmer for 6-8 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat if sauce bubbles too much. Once cooked, through, remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool for 15 minutes. To use, simply apply sauce to poultry or pork toward the last 15-20 minutes of cook time. Makes 1 1/2 Cups.
Honey-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
2 cups/475 mL honey
1 6 ounce/180 mL can tomato paste
1/2 cup/120 mL dark brown sugar
1/3 cup/80 mL jerk seasoning (optional)
2 ounces/60 mL bourbon
1 tablespoon/15 mL Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon/15 mL garlic powder
1 tablespoon/15 mL cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL Tabasco
Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before using. Or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stir before using. Makes 3 1/4 Cups.
Spicy Honey-Root Beer Barbecue Sauce (You can also use Cola)
1 cup/240 mL root beer
1 cup/240 mL ketchup
1/2 cup/120 mL orange juice
3 tablespoons/45 mL Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons/30 mL fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons/30 mL brown sugar
1 tablespoon/15 mL honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL onion powder
1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cayenne pepper (use less if preferred)
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt. Remove from heat and allow to cool. This sauce can keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Either use sauce as a baste or table sauce. Makes 3 cups.
~ Enjoy ~