Monday, April 20, 2015

Q as in Barbeque

Many people think barbecuing is cooking meat or vegetables over the flames of a gas grill or a charcoal fire.

Here, it is roasted pork, beef or chicken with a seasoned sauce. Roasting over a wood fire imparts a great flavor, but most cook the meat in a conventional oven.

The smell of meat roasting is always better than the actual eating. Like many, I got to have a little barbeque sauce.

There are vinegar based sauces and tomato-based sauces. My favorite is Jamaican Barbeque sauce which has a little of both.  My mom found this recipe in an article by Dear Abby around 1970? Who would have thought someone from Iowa knew the perfect sauce?

Blend together

1 1/2 cups cider vinegar               1 cup catsup                          4 tsp of lemon juice
2 tsp of brown sugar                    1/2 cup tomato puree            3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp salt                                    1 tsp garlic powder               1 tablespoon of prepared mustard
1 tablespoon of liquid smoke       1 tsp cayenne pepper

Refrigerate until ready to use. Heat sauce to use on pork chops, meat loaf, hamburger, brisket or roasted meats.


  1. Yes, barbeque is a noun and a verb! Your recipe sounds good. I've never added liquid smoke before, but that would really enhance the barbequiness of the meat. Good idea!

  2. Been quite a while since I ate anything off the bbq.

  3. We call cooking out, grilling and like you, barbeque usually happens in the kitchen.

  4. Oh yes! > *The smell of meat roasting is always better than the actual eating. The recipe looks good, Ann. Thanks for sharing.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*


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