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Weekend Meal Inspiration – Homemade BBQ Sauce

Did you know that Township27 offers three outstanding BBQ sauces?

Maple Spice - Our low sugar, low salt savoury sauce with a nice maple, slightly spicy flavour lends a fantastic finish to pretty much anything you have on the grille.

Plastered Peach - Combining peaches, rye whiskey, molasses, honey, brown sugar, and our signature chilies this sauce caramelizes beautifully in the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Pure Sass – This spicy and tart sauce is made with Alberta grown saskatoons and bourbon, tomatoes, molasses, maple syrup, and chilis. In addition to a BBQ sauce, it is also fantastic on warmed brie cheese.

But I like to make my own sauce.

Yes, we love to hear about fellow food lovers who have tried and true recipes that have been passed down or created in your own kitchen. All our sauces started out that way too.

As with any recipe, the quality of the finished product is a reflection of the ingredients you put in. If you are making sauce at home, try starting with our Township27 Catsup and any of our ground chilies to build your flavor profile.

Start with one of the recipes below and adapt to what you like, adding more sweetness, tang or spice. Experiment and see what combinations will become your next family favorite recipe.

Basic BBQ Sauce

1 cup Township27 Catsup

¼ cup soya sauce or gluten free Tamari

1/3 cup honey

3-6 cloves of garlic, crushed

½ to 1 tsp of your favorite Township ground chilis

Combine all ingredients. The BBQ sauce will last in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. See optional additions below.

Optional Additions

¼ cup of bourbon or rye whiskey

3-4 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon

¼ tsp Township27 sweet smoked Spanish Paprika

Substitute the soy sauce for apple cider vinegar

Grated orange rink and ¼ cup of freshly squeezed orange juice

Thawed and mashed frozen cherries and 1/8 tsp Township27 Ground Habanero Chili

Suggested Chilis

Aji Panka - perfect on its own, or combined with one of the chilis below

Pasilla – adds a smoky flavor, sweet with mild heat

Marash – great flavor without too much heat

De Arbol – a little more heat, bright flavor

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