This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyKCMasterpiece #CollectiveBias With July 4th just behind us, grilling season is in full swing. We made a pact with each other that we will try to use the grill at least 3-4 times a week. We love grilling because it is SO easy and convenient and you can cook so much at once! Plus, it just tastes like summer any time you use the grill. It also reminds of us summer barbecues and being with family and friends.
Our favorite parts of summer are spending the big holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and most importantly, our birthday outdoors with our family and friends by the pool and grilling out. We usually try to stick to healthy, but easy recipes that don’t take hours of preparation. Who wants to be the one cooking when everyone else is outside enjoying the sunshine!
We love grilling pretty much anything, but once in awhile, we will grill some ribs and get really messy 😉 I just love eating meat off of bones! I know some people have a real issue with people munching on bones, but Sam and I just love it, haha.
This past weekend, we made some barbecue baby-back ribs using KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub. What is so neat about this dry mix is that you can customize it so many ways! All you have to do is add any type of liquid to the dry rub such as coffee, like we did, or fruit juice like pineapple juice, or even a summery beer. Two packets make 16 oz of BBQ sauce, so there’s plenty to go around.
You can use it to make a barbecue sauce, a dip for veggies or chicken, a marinade for shrimp or meat, or even just use the dry rub directly on meat before grilling.
It comes in two flavors: Original and Sweet Honey. We chose the Original flavor and added vinegar, freshly brewed coffee, and honey to make a delicious sweet barbecue sauce packed with flavor. Who doesn’t love coffee in pretty much anything?!This was so easy to prepare! All we did was season the ribs with black pepper and garlic and then wrapped them tightly in foil and grilled for several hours. While the ribs were grilling, we prepared the coffee and honey barbecue sauce. Once the ribs were done cooking, we brushed the ribs with the barbecue sauce and placed them back in the grill uncovered for a few more minutes.
We also served ours with more barbecue sauce for dipping. These were INCREDIBLE! It’s so flavorful and so easy to make. You could definitely prepare these ahead of time as well. We served ours with a big salad and some roasted veggies prepared on the grill. They would also be delicious with some fresh corn-on-the-cob!
[yumprint-recipe id=’88’] We found ours at Kroger in the condiment aisle.