3 Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauces For the Grilling Beginner

Culinary 1Raw meat and seafood as well as fresh vegetables will be no good on the grill without flavor. Even a simple seasoning of salt and pepper will go a long way. You can either go simple or go all the way with marinades, sauces or rubs depending on your mood. Here are some quick and easy recipes perfect for grilling beginners:

Spicy Raspberry BBQ Sauce

What you need:

1 1/4 cups raspberry preserves
1 cup honey
1 cup dill pickle juice
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 bottle ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared spicy mustard
1 tablespoon minced dried onion flakes
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 dash hot pepper sauce
Ground black pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together raspberry preserves, honey, dill pickle juice, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, onion flakes, garlic powder and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil while stirring. Lower heat and add hot pepper sauce. Allow to simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour.

Nutty Ginger BBQ Marinade

What you need:

4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup chili paste
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Combine garlic, peanut butter, hot water, soy sauce, chili paste, vinegar, oil, ginger root and red pepper in a large bowl. Stir to mix ingredients well. To use this marinade, place meat in the bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Discard excess marinade before grilling meat.

Easy Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce

What you need:

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 1/4 cups tomato paste
1 cup minced onion
1 cup granular sucralose sweetener (like Splenda)
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup hot water
3/4 cup Dijon mustard
3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt

Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water then set aside. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the oil then cook garlic and onions until tender, about 5 minutes. When ready, pour dissolved bouillon cubes in the pan then stir in tomato paste, sweetener, cider vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, hot pepper sauce and salt. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until sweetener has dissolved. Lower heat and continue to simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

Try these quick and easy barbecue sauce recipes and you’re sure to love grilling more!