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How to make the best BBQ sauce at home

May 13th, 2011

The palate is one of the paramount factors in patron undertaking of the relish foods we eat.  Barbecuing produces strong taste to meats through the application of seasonings and sauces.

Flavor essence from the Kansas City and Texas are unique based on herbs. The herbs differ for each meat. A special sauce is always required to enhance the nature and freshness of the roasted meat. Here are the magical barbecue sauces that can make you a cordon bleu cook.

  1. Special Onion Rib Rubs Sauce

In Kansas City, they know BBQ ribs. Finish these ribs off with a good barbecue sauce. You’ll have a fantastically seasoned barbecue ribs. These ribs are so good that you will want to keep a bazooka wine ready for more than just ribs. The main ingredients of this sauce are:


  1. 1/2 cup/120 mL Brown sugar
  2. 1/4 cup/60 mL Paprika
  3. One tablespoon/15 mL Black pepper
  4. One tablespoon/15 mL Salt
  5. 1 tablespoon/15 mL Chili powder
  6. One tablespoon/15 mL Garlic powder
  7. One tablespoon/15 mL Onion powder
  8. One teaspoon/5 mL Cayenne


  1. Spicy Dust Sauce

The spicy earth is essentially the most intrinsic part of any barbecue seasoning. It’s the essence of many cultures blended into one for the perfect portrayal of Friday Night Blues. Kosher Salt and Cumin are the essential elements which make a good barbecue sauce. It unfurls a smell of utmost diligence to any of the food fiends. The main ingredients of this sauce are:

  1. 1/2 cup/120 mL Paprika
  2. 1/4 cup/60 mL kosher salt, finely ground
  3. 1/4 cup/60 mL Sugar
  4. Two tablespoons/30 mL Mustard Powder
  5. 1/4 cup/60 mL Chili Powder
  6. 1/4 cup/60 mL ground Cumin
  7. Two tablespoons/30 mL ground Black pepper
  8. 1/4 cup/60 mL granulated Garlic
  9. Two tablespoons/30 mL Cayenne

The sauce can stay up too many months and will fresh. This rub can be used on beef, chicken, pork, fish, etc.



  1. Yellow Rubs

A perfect wet mustard rub that sticks to the meat. This is an excellent way to flavor ribs no matter how they are cooked. The main ingredients of this sauce are:

  1. 2 cups/475 mL Dijon Mustard
  2. 1 cup/240 mL Minced Parsley
  3. 1/2 cup/120 mL Dried Orange or Lemon Peel
  4. 1/2 cup/120 mL Rosemary leaves, crushed
  5. 1/4 cup/60 mL Black pepper
  6. One tablespoon/15 mL Salt

It can be stored for up to 10 days after initial preparation.

  1. Pepper Simple Rubs

Pepper Simple Rubs are the easiest to cook. They can bring out the chef in you and can make your stature a very tall one. This is a very simple rub, but it’s hot. The main ingredients of this sauce are:

A.1 cup/240 mL Hot Chili Powder

  1. 1/4 cup/60 mL Garlic salt
  2. Two tablespoons/30 mL Onion Powder
  3. One tablespoon/15 mL Fresh Ground Pepper
  4. One tablespoon/15 mL Cayenne
  5. One teaspoon/5 mL White pepper

The ingredients should be mixed thoroughly and should be kept in a place with minimum light falling on it. The sauce can stay up too many months and will fresh. Apply rub evenly over ribs. As said, the general rule is what sticks is the perfect amount.


  1. Cuban Mojo Marinated

This is the most noteworthy barbecue seasoning of all time. The Cuban Mojo is a miscellany of every home augmented plant. It carries the freshest seasoning which has a cumulative time to store. It can even stay up to several months. The main ingredients of this sauce are:

  1. 3/4 cup extra-virgin Olive Oil
  2. One tablespoon Orange Zest
  3. 3/4 cup fresh Orange Juice
  4. 1/2 cup fresh Lime Juice
  5. 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  6. 1/4 cup lightly packed Mint leaves, finely chopped
  7. Eight garlic Cloves, minced
  8. (2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  9. Two teaspoons ground Cumin
  10. Kosher salt and pepper
  11. 3 and 1/2 pound boneless pork shoulder, in one piece


Mix cilantro, mints, minced oregano, cloves, cumin, lime juice, orange juice, and zest in the bowl along with the pieces of the pork in a bowl. The stuffing should always be kept in a receptacle. And there you get the perfect Cuban seasoning.


So keep yourself calm and have the grill on, that’s the momentous winner after all. Happy Steaks!

Safety Equipment You Need for a Relaxed BBQ

February 3rd, 2011

With the summer extravaganza of cooking delicious food on grills in many homes comes the enormous risk of making errors that could prove fatal to people. Also, it is a daunting fact that barbecuing can be a complicated process by itself, add to it the safety precautions, and it can even become a nuisance for some. But instructions like these are crucial, and a step by step guide can take you a long way.

Let’s make the process of fun cooking easier by pointing out several gadgets and techniques that you can use to ensure safety. After all, safety should be your foremost priority.

  1. Grilling Gloves – Put away your mittens and dress up in your grilling gloves for the process to be extra smooth and safe. Not only do grilling gloves help avoid the heat that emerges from grills, but it also affirms that you don’t set yourself on fire. Your food looks good on fire, not your body.
  1. Use utensils that have long handles – Another preventive way to not risk fire is to use utensils that have longer handles so that the heat does not burn your skin. That way, you would also have safeguarded fires. Stainless steel tongs with long handles are available for sturdy grip and safety.


  1. Chimney Starter – Chimney Starters are an easy equivalent to lighter fluids which increase the potential for you can start your coal with comparative ease by using a few newspapers and matchsticks due to its upright metal tube. It would also be recommended to use an electric smoker to be eco-friendly, and not add on to the smoking flames and cause the environment more damage.


  1. The material of Spatula – It is necessary that you use a good grilling spatula, possibly Silicone or Metal, to bring a good grilling experience for turning burgers or a filet of fish.


  1. Basting Brush – A basting brush is used to apply sauce in the last few minutes of grilling. A long-handled brush with heat-resistant silicone bristles can ease the process and guard you against


  1. Aluminum foil – To ensure that your food remains healthy to be consumed, wrap your meat in aluminum foil and keep it stored in the refrigerator beyond 2 hours of cook. Moreover, aluminum foil can also be used to protect smaller vegetables and meat slices from falling in the grill, and to keep your grill clean for use.


  1. Instant Probe Thermometer – To determine the doneness of your meat, you could have to use a thermometer. Experts say that despite the colors that would indicate how well a steak or meat has been cooked, thermometers are used to get definite. Furthermore, eating overcooked food is not healthy for the body.

  1. Proper Disposal – Do not put the ashes from a charcoal barbecue right after into a dustbin or disposal bag for it can melt the plastic and cause a fire. For gas barbecues, turn off the gas knobs to ascertain any residual gas in the pipe has been used up, and the grill does not catch on fire.


  1. Fire extinguisher – Issuing complete common sense, keep a fire extinguisher close by for emergency uses. Flare-ups are a common occurrence while grilling, and you should guard your belongings as well as yourself by having a fire extinguisher right by your side if the need ever arises.

The NFPA stated that about 16,600 people were treated for injuries from grills and barbecues in the year 2014. The summer months remain at the peak on the possibility of catching fire or other unsafe activities that could cause potential damage. Protecting your loved ones by using proper gadgets and tools while grilling is important, but make sure you don’t miss out on the fun as well. We hope you have a safe grilling experience.

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