Cookin’ Up Summertime Favorites: Homemade BBQ Sauce & Foil Potatoes!

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If your dad is anything like mine he loves his BBQ! In fact all the men in my life love meat, and BBQ has to be one of their most favorite preparations. So since my hubby is such a huge BBQ and grilling fan, I decided to whip up my own sauce and grill an old stand by -BBQ Pork Chops!

This sauce has standard ingredients that you will already have in your cupboard. I only had to pick up ground mustard, and chipotles…

Homemade Finger Lickin’ BBQ Sauce

A sweet and savory sauce that the entire family can enjoy! Vinegar packs a punch that is cooled by tomato paste and brown sugar. For an added heat, add Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to taste, perfect for wings or ribs!

1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. Mustard (ground, powder)
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1 1/2 Cups Ketchup
1/3 Cup Warchestershire Sauce
3/4 Cup Tomato Paste (1 small can)
1/2 A Chipotle Pepper packed in Adobo (seeded if you don’t want it to be spicy)
1 1/2 – 2 Cups Brown Sugar (to taste)

Combine all of the ingredients over medium heat in a medium sized pot, stir well. Allow to heat enough for the sugar to be completely dissolved, stirring frequently. I heated it just to a boil and then removed from heat. if you’re going to be using right away you may need all of the sugar added. If the sauce is being made ahead of time and allowed to cool in the fridge the sauce will actually become a bit more sweet, so less sugar is recommended. This is your sauce, make it to your tastes!

Time: 15 minutes
Makes: About 4 cups of sauce, more than enough for a couple full racks of ribs. Can be stored for about a week in the fridge.
Tip: If you’re looking for more of a kick add about 1/4-1/2 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce to taste. This makes a perfect wing sauce or works great for BBQ chicken pizza!

We grilled up bone in pork chops seasoned with coarse grain salt and pepper. Seared on both sides over high heat till the chop released from the grill (2-4 minutes each side). Then moved them to low heat to finish cooking, coating them twice in bbq sauce at the end of cook time. So Good!!! We cooked our chops right along side the potatoes and they almost finished cooking at the same time…

Foil Potatoes on the Grill

Similar to our Dutch Oven Potatoes, but in a perfect package for the grill!
3 Parts Potatoes , diced (2 cups)
1 Part Onion, diced (2/3 cup)
1 Part Bacon, diced (2/3 Cup)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 Part Bacon grease and/or butter (1/3 cup)

Cook bacon on the stove or in the oven until cooked but not too crispy. Spray a large sheet or two sheets crossing of tin foil with cooking spray. Add diced potatoes, onions, bacon, s&p, and bacon drippings to the center of your foil. Wrap up foil into a neat little package as flat as you can, and grill over medium-high heat, turning and flipping frequently, for approx 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender.

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  1. Wow! that sounds really good! Found you via Saturday link and greet.

  2. And I thought I was hungry before I read this!! Mmmm, looks so yummy!!

  3. Yum this looks & sounds delicious! I would love to have you come link up to Sunday Round Up Have a great week!

    -Kayla :)

  4. This looks so yummy! This is perfect, just in time for grilling season! Thanks for the delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing on our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

  5. Oh yum – that looks sooo good!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I may have to try this sauce!! Sounds great and we’ve been wanting to make our own bbq for a while now. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. I LOVE any and all potatoes…but am so intrigued about the BBQ sauce!

  8. Oh my, you girls are the best cooks! Mm-mm good. Thanks for sharing on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust!

    Warmly, Michelle

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