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BBQ Sauce

Slather on anything and everything!

Ribs, chicken, vegetables, your neighbor, beans, a flip flop, etc!*

It’s generally advised to only put on things that are safe/Legal to eat. Try not to torment your neighbors.

BBQ Sauce: Makes 2 Cups

  • ¼ cup BBQ rub (see bonus recipe)
  • ¼ cup Stock ( I use vegetable)
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 cups ketchup
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan, simmer over medium low/low heat for about 30 minutes, or until it reaches your desired thickness.
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Sweet Chili Sauce

A sweet and spicy staple, mostly used for dipping. Try using it as a marinade or a salad dressing! I recently enjoyed it as a way to perk up some leftover curry!

Sweet Chili Sauce: Makes 1 – 1 1/2 cups

  • 5 fresno chilies, seeded
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water or vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar (white vinegar is traditional, but I sometimes like to use unseasoned rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 – 1 cup sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Place your seeded peppers, garlic cloves, bay leaf, vinegar, and sugar to a small saucepan, and place over a medium low heat.

Gently simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until your peppers and garlic are tender, but not mush.

Remove your bay leaf, add your sauce and cornstarch to a blender or a food processor and blend until the vegetables are minced. Adjust seasonings to taste and enjoy!

No blender? No problem! Simply mince all of your peppers and garlic before simmering for 10-15 minutes, and whisk in your cornstarch slurry at the end.

This one is real quick, but it’s so good for adding a pop of flavor to lots of different dishes!

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Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sauce

Savory and sweet, this sauce is amazing for everything from topping tacos, marinating vegetables or meat, to a salad dressing, and you can even use it to make homemade queso!

Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sauce: Makes 1 1/2 – 2 cups

10-12 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed

1 cup canola oil

3 tbsp chipotles in adobo

¼ cup cilantro

1 lime, zested and juiced

1 tsp kosher salt

  1. Place your garlic cloves in a pan and cover with the oil, over a medium low heat. 
  2. Gently cook until the garlic is soft, light golden, and fragrant. 
  3. Strain your garlic out, reserving your oil. 
  4. Place your roasted garlic into a blender or a food processor with the salt, chipotles, lime juice, and zest. Blend until smooth. 
  5. Gradually add in 1/3 to 1/2 of a cup of the roasted garlic oil until you have a thick and whipped sauce.
  6. Add in your cilantro, adding additional oil as needed. 

Enjoy! We used it most recently on top of some black bean and corn tacos, but later today I’m going to make homemade queso with it!

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Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki sauce, a staple. Use it on rice, noodles, meats, seafood, or veggies. It’s also great for meal prep! This week I used it to make a few veggie teriyaki boxes. So good!

Teriyaki Sauce: Makes 1 1/2 Cups

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

3 garlic cloves, minced

2-3 tbsp minced ginger

2-3 scallions, minced

3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 tsp rice wine vinegar or lime juice (optional if you like your terriyaki zippy)

1 tsp sambal (optional)

  1. Mince all of your garlic, ginger, and green onions.
  2. Place all ingredients in a mason jar or plastic container.
  3. Shake!
  4. Add to your favorite foods in the last 3 minutes of cooking.

Note: As you add it to your favorite foods, it will continue to thicken, so don’t worry if it looks too thin.

If you’d rather use it as a ready-to-use sauce or marinade, you can simmer all the ingredients in a small pot until thickened and no longer tasting starchy!