Certainly you can make your own Maple BBQ Sauce by following this
homemade maple bbq sauce recipe, courtesy of The Prairie Homestead. But if you'd rather purchase it, then we recommend the following sauces and dressings, bar none! Because PIECES OF VERMONT owner Rick Smith loves to barbecue and has tested a LOT of sauces! The only barbecue sauces that he now uses are the barbecue sauces and dressings below.
For St. Louis Style Spareribs & Baby Back Ribs -
Generally every Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Superbowl, or 4th of July at least one of our little group of merchants is cooking BBQ ribs, and when it comes to barbecue pork baby back ribs, cooked either on the grill or in the oven, without question the Maple Barbecue Sauce above is the choice! This barbecue sauce does contain sugars as an ingredient, but it also contains a fair amount of vinegar. So whether you are cooking your ribs on the grill, in a smoker, or even in the oven on slow & low heat, this sauce is less likely to caramelize and burn. Our favorite process is in, get this, a convection oven! Yup! We par-boil the ribs the day before for 25-30 minutes, marinate overnight in barbecue sauce and chopped white or yellow onion, then place in large aluminum pan with about 3/4 inch of water in the bottm. Cover and cook at 250 degree for two hours, check and baste, then re-cover and cook for another two hours. Broil for 1 minute prior to serving to give the ribs a slightly charred taste and that's it! Delicious!
Maple BBQ HotDog Appetizers -
If you need a delicious appetizer that's quick and fun to prepare, we have a suggestion - barbecue hotdogs dipped in maple barbecue sauce. Simply barbecue some of your favorite hotdogs, slice them into 1" chunks, puts them on mini kabob skewers, and serve them with our Maple Barbecue Sauce as a dipping sauce. You can get as fancy as you like with the serving presentation, or just keep it simple. This is also a fun Sunday Football snack. After all, who doesn't like doing a little barbecueing before the game? Just be sure to grill enough hotdogs because these apps will disappear fast, leaving everyone wanting more!
Best BBQ Meat on a Stick -
I love to hit the grill on the weekends, and one of my (Rick) favorite things to barbecue is Meat on a Stick. It's simple to prepare, fun to grill, and delicious to eat as a full meal or to snack on all afternoon while watching sports! I marinade the meat and veggies them over night and prep the BBQ skewers the next day. I use cubes of chicken, fresh bell pepper and onion slices, quartered small red or yellow potatoes, and thinly sliced steak strips (FYI - the better the quality the meat, the better they'll taste). For the marinade and grilling, I reach for Granny Blossom's Smokey Apple Barbecue Sauce. It makes the best barbecue meat on a stick because not only does the meat taste fantastic, but the veggies and potato do as well. If you like meat and you like to barbecue, you simply can't go wrong with meat on a stick!