“In A Pinch” BBQ Sauce

Let’s just say you have already started re-heating the baked beans from the weekend and searing some thin cut chops when you realize you don’t have any BBQ sauce around. What’s a hungry, working girl to do? Especially when she has an even hungrier man in the next room expecting BBQ smothered chops?!


So I used a cup (or what was left of the bottle) of “Cole farms Old-Fashioned Sweet N Sour” dressing. This is a regional brand dressing from a family run diner up in Maine. We are able to get it in our local grocery stores. They make a VERY delicious coleslaw dressing too. But I digress.

I whisked the dressing with 1/2 tsp chili powder (more if you like it spicy) and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika. I added 1/2 cup of warm water to thin it and a couple squeezes of tomato paste from the tube. I would have added a tsp of ground cumin which is my absolute favorite spice but I discovered I had some how run out and had a cumin crisis on my hands!

I did however, heavily coat the chops in Emeril’s Essence which I swear by! I seared the coated chops on both sides and removed them to a warm, low oven while I sautéed 1/2 of a thinly sliced onion and whisked in the improvised sauce to cook and reduce a bit. Add the chops back into the bubbling hot sauce for a minute or two and serve it up with baked beans and corn!

2 comments on ““In A Pinch” BBQ Sauce

  1. Dave says:

    I love the make it work attitude. I also am a fan of stocking up on BBQ sauce. Keep it “easy peasy” on yourself and try some of our marinades and sauces. Hope your week is awesome.


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