Veggie Dip: A splash of chili sauce stirred into a prepared onion-style dip, makes a sweet-and-savoury treat for veggies or breadsticks to accompany your BBQ favorites.
Make your own brand of barbecue sauce
Finally, if you're tired of the same ol' barbecue sauce why not go whole hog and experiment with different ingredients?
A basic barbecue sauce consists of sweet and acid - plus your favorite spices. Usually, it begins with traditional ketchup or tomato sauce, white vinegar, brown sugar and garlic powder. But why stop there?
Use apple cider vinegar in your next batch of sauce, or try substituting garlic powder with celery seed. Instead of brown sugar.... how about apple sauce and crushed pineapple? There's even a subsitute for the ubiquitous ketchup. (Simply puree a jar of red peppers. Hint: those with a tomato sensitivity use this trick all the time.)
There's no limit to the flavors you can experiment with -- just make sure you remember the combination of ingredients you used so when it proves to be a big hit with the neighbors you can sheepishly say, "It's my own secret recipe."
Source - www.newscanada.com
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