We love spending time outdoors during this time of the year and on most nights we use our barbecue grill for making dinner. After all, it is just way too hot indoors to be heating up our oven. I was supposed to share this recipe with all of you back in early June but time got away from me. With that said, it looks absolutely delicious and is very easy-to-prepare so I wanted to make sure that I got it published today. The recipe and photo are courtesy of the great folks over at Nielsen-Massey.
When planning your next BBQ menu, consider trying the following easy-to-make rub and BBQ sauce recipes from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. In addition to livening up your traditional BBQ, both recipes also make perfect gifts for anyone who loves to grill; just package in jars with the following descriptions for a thoughtful handmade gift:
(Makes about ⅓ Cup)
1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon Mexican style chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground marjoram
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cocoa (Dutch processed)
1½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper
In a small bowl, add vanilla powder, paprika, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, marjoram, onion powder and cocoa powder, salt and pepper; combine. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
This BBQ rub works great with chicken, pork, beef or fish. Whether grilling or oven roasting, generously apply rub before cooking.
Nielsen-Massey Signature BBQ Sauce Recipe
(Makes about 1½ Cups)
¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons dark molasses
1 tablespoon chocolate flavored syrup
2 teaspoons hot sauce (adjust to taste)
2 teaspoons natural hickory liquid smoke
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract*
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract
In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add sugar, molasses, chocolate syrup, hot sauce, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, ketchup, vanilla, chocolate and coffee extracts; stir to combine. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes; stirring occasionally.
* Substitute Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract with any of your favorite Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extracts.
About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas - Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar, Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Beans.