With the heat, we have been cooking outside a lot to feed our family without heating up the house. You won’t hear my husband complaining one bit. I have the grill prepped and ready and everything set up so he can toss the food on and do his thing. The past few days we have been hitting the barbecue sauce hard. The recipe is not my own. It is a recipe my husband got from his uncle and he modified it more. This sweet and zesty garlic barbecue sauce goes with everything.
Something about the smoke from charcoal and barbecue sauce that has that summertime flavor you remember from your childhood. Ok, not my childhood Ask my sister she will tell you our mother tried to kill us. She thought you used the lighter fluid on the meat, not the coals. How I survived I will never know. Unlike lighter fluid, this barbecue sauce goes with just about anything from chicken to ribs.
Sweet N’ Zesty Garlic Barbecue Sauce
- 16 oz Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce
- 1 cup Zesty Italian Dressing
- 1/4 cup fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Honestly, this recipe is as easy as it gets. Simply toss it all together in a large bowl and mix it well. We do this the night before so all the extra garlic and spices can really blend for a deeper flavor.
This sauce is a favorite in the house all year long. We keep a jar of it in the fridge at all times to top burgers, hot dogs, steak, and roast beef. There’s not much one of the kids won’t eat with this stuff on it. This stores for weeks in the fridge so you can make it and let the flavor deepen. If you need to store it long term this will freeze well in a ziplock bag.
We have had so much fun cooking outside this year. From building our own fire pit to roasting hot dogs over the fire this summer has been a great relaxing time for our family. Very much needed after a couple years of struggles. This isn’t the only great barbecue sauce we have a whole list of amazing barbeque sauce recipes for you to try alongside this sweet and zesty garlic barbecue sauce.
If we end up buying the lots behind us and expanding our property we may have to build an outdoor kitchen for hot summer days.
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