Barbecue Macaroni Salad


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Well the 4-th of July is almost here and everyone loves  a fab macaroni salad for bbq. But, instead of a traditional macaroni salad,why not  try something a little different , BBQ macaroni salad.  Yes, add a FAB twist to this classic dish, with a nice, sweet smoky flavor with  Stubbs bbq sauce. Or,  you can use your fave BBQ sauce. 




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Add all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and stir.





Add chopped bacon for garnish . YUM ! Dig in.






Barbecue Macaroni Salad Recipe


1 lb elbow macaroni

1 tablespoon salt

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

4 green onions, sliced thin

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup of sweet relish 

2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 cup Stubbs Bar-B-Q Sauce

ground black pepper

For garnish add a cup of chopped bacon



1.Bring add salt to 4 quarts of water and bring to a boil.

2.Add noodles and cook 5-7 minutes (al dente). Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.

3.Stir in the bell pepper, celery and onions.

4.Combine the vinegar,relish,sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, mayonnaise, Bar-B-Q sauce and black pepper to make the dressing.

5.Toss the pasta with the dressing. { Add some chopped bacon }

6.Serve and enjoy! (Or, refrigerate for up to two days.)











Oven baked ribs with Dr. Pepper bbq Sauce

Pork oven baked ribs with dr. pepper bbq sauce

Pork oven baked ribs
with dr. pepper bbq sauce

I was seriously  craving ribs on sunday,  and I wanted to try a great recipe I found on taste of home . Dr pepper bbq sauce. For some reason, I have not heard of it before. There something about ribs on a sunday, while watching football, reminds me of my childhood . {Ahhh takes me back.} This yummy bbq recipe was sooooo gooood. It definitely has a tangy sweet flavor to , which I love. But, it’s not to sweet. Give it a try.

Spoon sauce over ribs

Spoon sauce over ribs

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min.

Bake: 2-3/4 hours

Rib seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 -1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

3-4 pounds of pork ribs



1.Clean and dry ribs. Season  ribs with the first 6 ingredients .

2.Place ribs in a greased roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes.  Drain ribs. Spoon Dr. pepper bbq sauce over ribs. Cover and bake for 1-1/2 hours. Uncover; bake 30 minutes longer, basting once.

Overall Time:1 hr & 40 mins

Prep Time: 5 mins

Makes: 2-3 cups

Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce


1 cup minced onion

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper
1 can of crushed tomatoes, about 15 ounces
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 cup of brown sugar
salt & pepper

1 Heat the vegetable oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring often.

2 When the onions are just beginning to brown, add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Simmer for 30 minutes.

3 Pour the sauce into a blender or food processor and purée it until it is smooth. (Note that if you are using a blender, either work in batches, filling the blender no more than a third of the way at a time with the hot sauce, or slowly add the sauce while the blender is running on low speed.)

4 Put the sauce into a saucepan, bring to a simmer and continue to simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 hours.

The sauce will store for several weeks in the fridge.

Adapted from Taste of home And simply recipes