Recipes of the Month

June 2019

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE

Ever tried making your own homemade barbecue sauce? This recipe isn’t just your regular barbecue sauce recipe, it includes a secret ingredient of red wine (naturally!).

You can   expect a thick sauce rich with the complexity and depth of red wine, but tangy with vinegar and sweetened with honey – yum.

Pairs well with beef or chicken. It’s surprisingly easy to make and will give you bragging rights this summer whenever you barbecue!

It would also make for a thoughtful DIY gift for any BBQ-lover.

Bonus: the sauce will keep for months in the refrigerator, and it also freezes well.

We recommend using any of our full-bodied red wines for this recipe:

Ingredients

  • 2 cans tomato paste, 5.5 ounces each
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup full-bodied red wine
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses (blackstrap or cooking molasses)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked mild paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste)

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large saucepan. Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes or until thickened to your liking.
  2. After about 10 minutes of simmering, taste the sauce and if you think it needs more kick, add a bit more cayenne pepper. Then continue simmering for the remaining 5 minutes.
  3. Let cool, then pour into a bottle or jar with a tight-fitting lid. 

Yields: 4-1/2 cups

2019

January

February

March

April

May

June


Orzo with Peas and Goat Cheese

Smoky Beef Koftas

Mango Curry Chicken Thighs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

2018

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Irish Shepherd's Pie

Tri-Tip Beef Stroganoff with Wild Mushrooms on Sourdough Toasts

Weeknight Sausage & Kale Cassoulet

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ribs

Classic Meatballs Marinara

Pancetta and Egg Pasta

'Cocoa Vin' Fondue

Honey Dijon Chicken Skillet

Meatless Monday Mushroom Tacos

Lemon-Herb Tilapila Packets

Golden Couscous Stuffed Peppers

2017

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​Lamb & Feta Sliders with Homemade Aioli

Vegetarian Lasagna

Carrot Ginger Tofu Soup

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Thai "Noodle" Salad

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Middle Eastern Bison Meatballs with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce

2016

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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Prosciutto, Swiss Cheese and Baby spinach

Straccetti

Drunk Man's Chicken

Simple Summer Salad

Citrus Butter Tilapia

Mushroom Crostini

Potato, Mushroom & Leek Pizza

Grilled Tandoori Chicken

Southwestern Pumpkin Hummus

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Diane's Black Bean Chili

2015

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September 

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December

Easy Hamburger Stroganoff

Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms

​Brandied Shrimp with Pasta

Red Wine Chili

Sangria's

Garlic Beer Steaks

Grilled Red Snapper & Veggie Skewers

Linguini with Mushroom and Olive Oil

2014

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November 

December

Spinach Fettuccine with Ginger Chicken

Wine-Roasted Cornish Gane Hens

Coq Au Vin

Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Herb Sauce

Salmon Baked in Red Wine with Mushrooms and Bacon

Shrimp and Shells Piccata

Red Wine Beef Marinade

Chicken Monterey

Savory Beef Pie

Cod Stew with Red Wine

 

 

2013
January Wong’s Lettuce Wraps
February Halibut & Crab Marinated in White Wine
March Beef and Barley Soup
April White Wine Broccoli Casserole 
May Savory Pork
June Grilled Shrimp and Chicken with Pasta 
July Grilled Soy Fish Fillets 
August Fish Beer Batter 
September Swiss Steak Italian Style 
October Texas Style Chili 
November Beef Bourguignon 
December Red Wine Turkey Baste
2012
January Zippy Carrots
February Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
March Irish Lamb Stew 
April Hermits with Wine
May Red Wine BBQ Sauce
June Halibut with White Wine Sauce 
July  
August Salmon Tango
September Angel Chicken Pasta 
October Slow-Cooked German Short Ribs
November Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce 
December Mulled Cranberry-Apple Grog 
2011
January Gruner Schnitzel Recipe
February Argentine Beef Stew
March Irish Canadian Beef Stew
April Wine and Dijon Marinated Pork Loin
May Penne with Pancetta, Tuna and White Wine
June Portuguese Pork
July Scallops Au Gratin
August Salmons with Lemons, Capers and Rosemary
September Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu
October Lover’s Loaf
November Herbed Mushroom Pate
December Lush Turkey and White Wine Turkey Gravy

2010
January Red Wine Meat Loaf
February Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
March Chicken & Red Wine Sauce
April Sirloin Tips & Mushrooms
May Blissful Rosemary Chicken
June Parmesan Crusted Salmon
July Zippy Burgers (Made with Beer)
August Honey Grilled Shrimp
September Alfredo – Style Sauce with Fettuccine (Low-Fat Pasta)
October French Onion Soup
November Beef Stroganoff
December Turkey Red Wine Sauce