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

Ingredients

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

 

Directions 

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.)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Directions 

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

 Ingredients 

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
 
Directions

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