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Sticky Sweet Baked Baby Back Ribs

Seriously he ate almost the whole platter of ribs. Sticky Sweet pork ribs are the best. This recipe takes a while but it is so worth the effort and the wait.

Sticky Sweet Baked Baby Back Ribs

Falling off the bone, finger licking ribs.



  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Cut each rack of ribs into 3 rib chunks. This way they edges cook more and get more sauced up. Divide the rib chunks into the 2 roasting pans evenly. Wrap each pan with foil to seal in the steam.
  3. Bake for 3 hours.
  4. Remove from the pan and drain the liquid.
  5. Place ribs back into roasting pans and cover with plenty of Sticky Sweet sauce.
  6. Do NOT cover and return to oven.
  7. Bake for an additional 1 hour until the ribs are almost falling off the bones.
  8. Serve with plenty of napkins!

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 4 hours
Serving Size: 4

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The comfort of pot roast

This is a must make recipe on a cold winter day. It also makes delicious leftovers to take to school or the office. You can add more veggies if you like. Peppers are a nice addition so are chunks of tomato. I get warm inside just thinking about how comforting this tastes.

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Pork Pot Roast

  • 3-4 lb. pork roast or small beef chunk roast, ask your butcher to recommend a roast
  • 2 Tbsp. Sauce Goddess Super Chunk seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup liquid-beef or vegetable broth, dark beer, or water
  • ½ cup Sauce Goddess Big & Tangy Black Pepper sauce
  • 3 red potatoes diced into 2” cubes
  • 2 large carrots cut into chunks
  • 1 cup brussel sprouts
  • 1 cup celery chunks
  • 1 medium onion cut into 2” chunks

  1. Remove roast from fridge and bring to room temperature. May take 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 300.
  3. Heat oil in an oven safe roasting pan the stovetop.
  4. Rub spice rub all over entire roast.
  5. Place in hot pan and brown.
  6. Turn once a brown crust has formed and repeat to brown all sides.
  7. Add liquid and cover with lid or foil.
  8. Add thermometer. Place in oven and cook for 2 hours.
  9. Check with a fork to see if the meat is starting to loosen.
  10. If the temperature is below 160 or the meat does not pull apart and feels very firm, cover and return to the oven for another 30-60 minutes.
  11. Once the meat has reached 160-170, it’s time to get rid of any excess fatty liquid and add the rest of the ingredients.
  12. Carefully spoon off any fat you can easily remove. Place in a safe container to go to the trash - not down your drain.
  13. Add sauce and all veggies.
  14. Cook for one hour.
  15. Remove from oven and test temperature.
  16. Once 190 is reached, the roast is done. The veggies should be soft.
  17. Give the veggies and all liquid a stir. At this point there will still be some fat.
  18. Take a small taste. Does it need salt and pepper? Does it taste greasy? If so add a tiny bit more Big & Tangy sauce and a ½ tsp. of Super Chunk. The acid of the sauce and the salt of the spices will balance out the flavors for you.
  19. Plate it up and enjoy.

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 4 hours

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Fun “finger” food for the big game

These meatballs can be served warm or left at room temperature safely for 2 hours. The recipe was a suggestion from one of our retailers, Jeanne at Siesel’s Old Fashioned meats in San Diego. The thumb is a finger and as we always say, *if you don’t lick your fingers, someone else will!

Thumbprint Meatballs

    The Meatball:
  • 1 lb. ground meat (beef, pork, turkey or veal)
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice (or dry bread crumbs or crumbed crackers)
  • 1 XL egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Sauce Goddess spice rub (Latin Heat, Sweet Heat or Moroccan Twist)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Brush oil on a cookie sheet or use non-stick.
  3. Combine the meatball mixture in a bowl using your hands to completely mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Roll into a 1-1 ½” balls.
  5. Press the center of each gently with your thumb creating a pocket for the filler.
  6. Fill the pocket with a small amount of pepper relish (or other filling).
  7. At this point you can close the meatball and not see the filling or leave it open so it looks like a thumbprint cookie.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until meat is cooked. Please on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  9. Plate and enjoy.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: about 12-15
Serving Size: one

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Perfect pulled pork year round

This oven method for cooking pulled pork is super easy to do any time of year. There is a still a nice “bark” on the outside as if it’s been in a smoker, but no smoky taste. It’s perfect for football watch parties or other big gatherings where people are serving themselves.

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rub pork shoulder with 3 Tbsp of spice rub. Reserve one Tbsp for seasoning after the roast is "pulled".
  3. Place in roasting pan then into the oven.
  4. Flip the roast after 20 minutes and cook the other side for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to 250 and continue cooking for 6 hours.
  6. Check every hour and add 1/2 cup water or beer to the pan. This helps with cleanup and also provide a nice moist bath for the pork.
  7. Place thermometer in after 5 hours and make sure it's at least 165 degrees. Ovens can vary and yours may cook hotter or cooler than ours. Total cook time is between 7-9 hours.
  8. Once it's 170, pour 1/4 jar Sweet & Tangy Sauce over the meat and return to oven.
  9. Repeat saucing in one hour.
  10. Keep in oven until roast reaches 190 or can be pierced with a fork really easily.
  11. Once it is fully cooked, remove from the oven. The roasting pan should be fairly dry, use this for pulling the pork after it's rested.
  12. It should be saucy and glossy like in our picture.
  13. Cover tightly with foil and let rest 30 minutes.
  14. After 30 minutes, if the roast is bone-in, remove the bone at this time. It should pull out easily.
  15. Place the pork back into the roasting plan and easily pull the pork into shreds and chunks.
  16. Sprinkle remaining Sweet Heat spice rub over all. Drizzle remaining 1/2 jar of Sweet & Tangy sauce.
  17. Toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 9 hours ; Yield: 7 lbs

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Smoked Fish Spread with Sweet Heat

This appetizer is delicious made with Salmon (grilled leftover or smoked), whitefish or any smoked fish you can find. Perfect with crackers. it’s rich so a little seems to satisfy plenty.

Smoked Fish Spread with Sweet Heat


  1. Place cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce and Sweet Heat in a bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add fish.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Taste to adjust seasoning to your liking.
  6. Serve with crackers and enjoy.

If you want it spicier you can also add hot sauce when creating the cream cheese mixture.

Prep Time: 5 minutes ; Yield: 2 cups
Serving Size: 1 tsp

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This recipe is really great for parties. It’s a mild combination of sweet shrimp and smoked slightly salty bacon. The thin Sweet & Tangy marinade is a nice compliment.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp


  1. Soak toothpicks in water while you are prepping.
  2. Partially cook bacon until no longer raw. It should still be flexible enough to be wrapped around the shrimp.
  3. Remove bacon from pan while warm.
  4. Cut bacon in half to create 2 wide, short strips.
  5. Wrap a strip of bacon around each shrimp and attach soaked toothpick to hold bacon in place.
  6. Preheat the grill on medium.
  7. Pour sauce into deep bowl that is wide enough to dunk the shrimp. I like to use a glass two cup measuring cup. Seems to be just the right size.
  8. Dunk each shrimp in sauce and place on the grill.
  9. Cook 5 minutes.
  10. Dunk again and flip to cook the other side.
  11. Repeat the process until the shrimp is cooked and the bacon and sauce are a nice caramelized color.

This recipe is also great with our award winning Sweet & Spicy sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 2

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Hawaiian Chicken and Bacon Skewers

This recipe is a great version of traditional Hawaiian style skewers with an added tweak – bacon! Sauce Goddess Sweet & Tangy Mop Sauce brings together the pineapple and pepper flavors into a mouthwatering tangy treat. It’s versatile enough for most any kind of meat, so if you’re in the mood for steak or just want to double up on the pork mix them in or swap out for the chicken.

Hawaiian Chicken and Bacon Skewers

  • 8 skewers (if they are wood, soak for 30 minutes in water)
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 lbs chicken, boneless skinless thighs are nice and moist
  • 3/4 cup Sauce Goddess Sweet & Tangy Marinade and Mop sauce
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into chunks then separated into slices
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

    Chicken Prep
  1. Cut chicken into 1-2 inch cubes.
  2. Place Sweet & Tangy sauce into a zip top bag and add chicken chunks.
  3. Remove most of the air and zip closed.
  4. Place in fridge overnight.
    Skewer Creation
  1. Start each skewer by first adding a pepper slice and then an onion slice.
  2. Add one end of a strip of bacon (one per skewer). Do "NOT" move the bacon down the skewer. You need to move it only far enough to get another ingredient on so it will be tightly woven.
  3. Add the chicken then move down slightly and add pineapple, onion and pepper.
  4. Gently stretch the bacon and run the skewer thru it a second time.
  5. Continue with chicken, onions, pineapple and pepper, weaving one strip of bacon every 2 " or so.
  6. Heat your grill to 300 at most.
  7. Place skewers on the grill and cook slowly to make sure the bacon and chicken are both cooked completely.
    Optional Added Tanginess
  1. Baste with fresh Sweet & Tangy Mop sauce as desired while the skewers are cooking.

Prep Time: 40 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

This is much more fun (and sinful) than low cal ranch dipping sauce with raw peppers. It’s perfect for meals on the grill or tantalizing appetizer. It takes a bit more time but so worth it!


  • 8 whole jalapeno peppers (or mild mini bells)
  • 8 strips uncooked bacon, thin
  • ¼ cup Sauce Goddess Sticky Sweet or Sweet & Spicy sauce
  • 8 x ½ inch pieces of Monterey Jack or other good melting cheese
  • 16 toothpicks

  1. Soak the toothpicks in water so they won’t burn on the grill.
    Prepare Peppers
  1. Half cut lid of pepper by carefully slicing across halfway thru the pepper at the top just below the stem.
  2. Cut a side slit by carefully slicing down the length of the pepper 2/3 of the way down.
  3. "Manage the Heat:" Some of the seeds and ribs have to be removed to make room for the cheese but not all of them. If you want it good 'n spicy you can leave some in. If you use the milder mini peppers no seeds need to be removed.
  4. To remove seeds and rib open the pepper gently by pressing the end toward the stem. Using a small paring knife carefully cut the ribs where they meet the side of the pepper. Use the knife and pull at them. They should come out with slight resistance.
    Put It All Together
  1. Now that the pepper has some space, place one slice of cheese inside.
  2. Wrap uncooked bacon around pepper taking care to place the largest end of the bacon over the top slit and roll the bacon around to the tip then back to the top.
  3. Use 2 toothpicks to seal the pepper closed and hold the cheese inside while it melts by pushing them completely through in an X configuration.
  4. Grill over low/medium heat until the bacon is cooked.
  5. Baste with Sauce Goddess BBQ sauce of choice and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  6. Put a little extra BBQ sauce in a bowl if you want some dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 1 hour - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2

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Home Made Pastrami

Home Made Pastrami

Make your own pastrami by using store bought corned beef and a smoker or oven.


  • 2 lb package of corned beef
  • lots of water for rinsing
  • 2 Tbsp Original Super Chunk
  • 2 Tbsp Black Pepper, coarsely ground

  1. Get your wood chips soaking in water. About 1-2 cups should do it.
  2. Remove corned beef from package.
  3. Rinse with water.
  4. Place in a bowl and cover completely with water.
  5. Let soak 10 minutes.
  6. Rinse and repeat with fresh water at least 6 times until all of the salty briny residue is gone.
  7. Pat the roast dry.
  8. Combine Super Chunk and black pepper.
  9. Completely coat the roast.
  10. Use a water bath in your smoker. (See notes below if you don't have a smoker.)
  11. Smoke until the meat is 160.
  12. Wrap in foil and continue smoking until the meat is 180-190.
  13. Remove from smoker and cool.
  14. Slice and enjoy.

If you don't have a smoker, this can be done in the oven or on the grill with smoking wood chips soaked in water. Using oven and grill is the best method and least odoriferous. Use half your grill on high and put the wood chips directly on the fire side. Place the meat on the cool side. After 30 minutes of smoking, you can transfer the roast to the oven on a rack above a pan. Cook to temperature as directed above.

Prep Time: 1 hour - Cook Time: 4 hours ; Yield: 8 servings

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Corned Beef Made Better

This recipe takes store-bought corned beef and turns it into something really incredible.The fennel and thyme in our Super Chunk spice blend really goes well with corned beef.

Corned Beef Made Better

  • 2 lb packaged corned beef
  • lots of water for rinsing
  • 2 Tbsp Original Super Chunk
  • 2 Tbsp black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 2 Tbsp light olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 lbs potatoes, carrots, onions (or more if you like lots of veggies)

  1. Remove corned beef from package.
  2. Rinse with water.
  3. Place in a bowl and cover completely with water.
  4. Let soak 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse and repeat with fresh water at least 6 times until all of the salty briny residue is gone.
  6. Pat the roast dry.
  7. Combine Super Chunk and black pepper.
  8. Completely coat the roast.
  9. Pre-heat the oven to 375.
  10. Place oil into a stove top and oven safe pan.
  11. Heat the oil.
  12. Once hot add the roast and brown it on all sides.
  13. Cover the pan with a lid or foil and bake for 2 hours.
  14. At 2 hours check roast by testing temperature. At this point 160 is good.
  15. If it's under that, return it to the oven. If it's past, add those veggies, cover and get it back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
  16. After 20 minutes remove cover and continue baking for 20 more minutes. This will lightly brown the veggies.

We use both stove top and oven for this one so choose an oven and stove top safe pan to brown the roast before baking. If you have leftovers they're great for making corned beef hash at breakfast.

Prep Time: 1 hour - Cook Time: 3 hours ; Yield: 6 servings

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