Ideas for recipes that use BBQ sauce?
April 28, 2009 10:03 PM   Subscribe

I have a real kick-ass BBQ sauce I picked up in Texas that I want to use before it goes bad. Any suggestions for something good to make? I don't have use of a grill right now. I'm game for anything; any kind of meat, any veggies, anything. Thanks guys!
posted by muxnaw to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Glaze some bratwurst with it and put it in the oven (or even a toaster oven). Chop down into 1" bits or serve whole, works well by itself or in a bun.
posted by crapmatic at 10:10 PM on April 28, 2009

You should try barbecue seitan. Basically just cut the seitan into hunks, saute a bit, then cover in sauce! We Texans love it!
posted by odayoday at 10:14 PM on April 28, 2009

pork ribs - boil them first, then cut them up, cover them in sauce, and bake until reduced (in a covered pan if possible). mmm sauce-y.
posted by lizbunny at 10:15 PM on April 28, 2009

Mix it with a can of pork-n-beans and simmer on the stove until thick and yummy.
posted by amyms at 10:16 PM on April 28, 2009

get the pre-cubed firm tofu and bake it in a layer of the sauce for 45 minutes until it's borderline chewy/crunchy. fucking yum.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:18 PM on April 28, 2009

I wonder if you could freeze your sauce in an ice-cube tray, and then store the cubes in a plastic bag until you have need of them? Thaw them with your microwave oven when the time comes.)

I've been doing that with taco meat, and it works really well.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:19 PM on April 28, 2009

A roast, onion, potatoes, and carrots in a crock pot. Put the sauce over it when served.

Or sauce, chicken, cheese on a pizza

Or put the sauce on a burger skip the ketchup

some of the best ribs are braised in the oven... Check out Alton Browns method.
posted by magikker at 11:46 PM on April 28, 2009

put it and some li'l smokies in a crockpot, heat and enjoy.
posted by clanger at 12:07 AM on April 29, 2009 [2 favorites]

I use awesome barbeque style sauce along with casserole beef, lima beans, celery, leeks, onion, an apple and some capsicum ('bell pepper') to make a stunning stew in my crock pot.

If the sauce is awesome enough then pretty much any meat/veggie/bean/whatever combination will taste good with it crock-potted.
posted by shelleycat at 3:48 AM on April 29, 2009

li'l smokies are awesome.

also, if it isn't obvious, BBQ sauce goes well on sandwiches.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 4:46 AM on April 29, 2009

Since the forecast was rain yesterday, and we had company last night, yesterday morning my wife took a couple chicken breasts and a bottle of sauce in the crockpot while we were at work. After work, she shredded the chicken and let it cook another hour. Presto - best damn sloppy joes EVAR!
posted by notsnot at 6:34 AM on April 29, 2009

Use it on a ham or turkey sandwich
posted by chrisamiller at 7:04 AM on April 29, 2009

My famous Inside-Outside BBQ chicken.

Cut chicken into strips (for quicker boiling)
Boil chicken
Next I usually cut the cooked strips into smaller pieces (think cubes)
Throw the cubes into a pan and cover with BBQ sauce.

*also works great with sausage (no boiling required just cut/cook/cover with sauce).

Out of curiosity what sauce did you pick up?
posted by doorsfan at 7:44 AM on April 29, 2009

If you have an oven, then you have a broiler. A broiler is just an upside-down grill (more or less). Barbecue away!
posted by pandanom at 10:35 AM on April 29, 2009

BBQ sauce, any random meat cut into bite size pieces, cheese, cilantro between two quesadillas makes a very tasty dish.
posted by Lame_username at 2:11 PM on April 29, 2009

Response by poster: Great suggestions everyone, thanks! I think I may go the slow-cooking route, and save some for sandwiches...yum.

The sauce is from Salt Lick BBQ near Austin. Best sauce ever. I bought four bottles of it and I'm down to the last bottle (it expires in June). I was getting sick of eating it with baked chicken!
posted by muxnaw at 9:37 PM on April 29, 2009

Oooo slow cooker left over sandwiches are awesome. You could also use the left overs in quesadillas, yum. I need to go make dinner now.
posted by shelleycat at 12:04 AM on April 30, 2009

just in case you hadn't checked you can purchase directly.
Not sure where you are located but while temporarily transplanted from TX to CT I stumbled upon some fantastic BBQ sauce that definitely made the 7 years go by quicker - Stubbs. Keep an eye out the next time you're in the grocery store.
posted by doorsfan at 2:02 PM on April 30, 2009

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