A home cook needs to have several basic recipes on hand that can be whipped up in minutes. Stick to your Ribs BBQ Sauce is a recipe that’s quick, easy, delicious, and very inexpensive. With grilling season just around the corner, you might want to keep this sauce on hand at all times!
I’ve always loved to cook and bake. As time passed and I became more practiced with it, I realized that there were some ingredients that I used much more than others. Stick to your Ribs BBQ Sauce is one of them! Years of blogging about food has taught me that those ingredients need to be in my pantry and fridge at all times.
I call them my basics. That general term refers to sauces, spice rubs, seasoning blends, and so on. If you have a good selection of those very common things, then you can make some of the most tasty recipes.
When stocking basics, keep in mind that they all have a shelf life or an expiry date. Don’t make a whole bunch of basics, unless you know you can use them up before they go bad.
SOME OF MY SAUCE BASICS
I had a teacher in school that would use the following expression quite often. He would say, “If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times!” (If you’re reading this, Mr. Chipp, hi!) That same adage can apply to what about to say. I love sauces. Like, probably way more than the average person!
So, what’s in my fridge? Let’s see, there’s Stick to your Ribs BBQ Sauce, of course. There’s always some kind of pasta or marinara sauce. I can’t live without sweet and sour sauce. When it comes to sauces with sweet and heat, I love my sweet chili sauce; I drizzle it over steamed broccoli every chance I get! Teriyaki sauce is pretty common too!
There are some sauces that I never make ahead of time, but prepare them quite often just the same. Tartar sauce is a perfect example. Fried fish or a salmon burger is so good with it. If I want a quick pasta fix, I’ll make my spice rack sauce. Oh, and donair sauce, because like the old lady in the Frank’s red hot commercial, donair is good on everything!
If you have some very simple dinner items, such as chicken, it’s so easy to make it something gourmet. All you need is some basic seasoning blends. How about Italian tonight, or Greek, or something southern, like this taco seasoning!?
The great things about seasoning blends, is that you can easily stir them into a pasta salad, or in some sour cream to make a great dip. One of my favourite dips using my ranch seasoning.
And, if you’re starting out to make a stew or any other dish that requires you to sear meat first, use my Roast Beef Seasoning Blend. So much flavour and it tastes great on any red meat, especially if you’re pan frying. Yum!
Now, if you really want to stock your pantry, I highly suggest you start canning. So many people are intimidated by canning, but if you can boil water, you can can something!
It takes a little investment to get started, but once you have those things, you’re set for years to come! You can start water bath canning for less for 100 dollars. If you want to pressure can, a good canner will cost about two hundred. This is the canner I use.
There are many canning recipes right here at Lord Byron’s Kitchen to get you started. Most of my canning recipes use a water bath canning method. I preserve pickles, jams, tomatoes, salsas, soups, dips and spreads, etc. Click on each of those and read through each post for recipe ideas using each of those canning items.
HOW TO MAKE BBQ SAUCE
This really couldn’t be easier! You will need some of my Basic BBQ Spice Rub. Click on the link and mix those spice rack ingredients together first. Once you’re done with that, whisk that rub mixture into canned crushed tomatoes, molasses, and white vinegar.
If I told you once, I told you a million times, it was easy! Okay, maybe I told you only twice! So, now that you have your sauce, what are you going to use it on? Steak? Chicken? French fries? Don’t knock BBQ sauce drizzled over really crispy fries until you’ve tried it, folks!
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!
Stick to your Ribs BBQ Sauce
- 14 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Basic BBQ Spice Rub Get my BBQ Spice Rub recipe here!
- 1/4 cup fancy molasses
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- Measure all ingredients into a bowl.
- Whisk until well combined.
- For best results, cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before using.