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I'm unable to eat foods with MSG and some preservatives in them so I'm having to make things like soups, pizza, and BBQ sauces from scratch.  Please share your go to recipes here. 

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Memphis-Style BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 Tbl Butter (can use any oil since its for sauteing)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 4 Tbl Brown sugar
  • 4 Tbl Molasses
  • 2 Tbl yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbl fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbl liquid smoke (I actually don't put this in mine)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili seasoning mix
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Saute onion in butter until soft.

Add remaining ingredients.

Simmer about 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

 

The Ketchup and Chili sauce can also be made from scratch if needed.  A lot of it can be adjusted for various tastes or dietary needs with some experimentation.  I couldn't find the liquid smoke so I just went without it and it turned out well (I'm not a fan of smoky tasting things anyway).

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I can give you my super duper excellent chili recipe, with special secret ingredients, but I don't really measure or use 'recipes'. If you're cool with a little 'feel your way through' cooking style, I can share it.

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MKs Polish Chili

Brown 1lb of ground beef (80/20) and 1lb ground pork. Set aside.

In a big ass pot:

Sautee 1 white onion, bunch of garlic cloves, bell pepper (I like Orange ones) in butter. When sufficiently browned add all of the following:

  • 3 cans of Chili Beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 large cans of fire roasted diced  tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can of dark beer

Then add touches of all the following

  • coffee
  • soy sauce
  • chocolate
  • chili powder
  • hungarian paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Clancy's Fancy hot sauce (or your fave)
  • liquid smoke
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cayenne pepper

Bring to a boil then simmer for a few hours until it reduces by about 15%. Serve with sour cream and more hot sauce.

I think that's all the ingredients. Hard to think of them all outside of my kitchen. The soy, coffee, and chocolate are the secrets that really give it amazing richness. Good good stuff that I have been cooking for over a decade.

 

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I just search Google and watch YouTube videos and then mix them all together and don't keep track of anything. I end up with some awesome sauce some times but don't know how to recreate it lol.

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2 hours ago, Konas said:

 

MKs Polish Chili

Brown 1lb of ground beef (80/20) and 1lb ground pork. Set aside.

In a big ass pot:

Sautee 1 white onion, bunch of garlic cloves, bell pepper (I like Orange ones) in butter. When sufficiently browned add all of the following:

  • 3 cans of Chili Beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 large cans of fire roasted diced  tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can of dark beer

Then add touches of all the following

  • coffee
  • soy sauce
  • chocolate
  • chili powder
  • hungarian paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Clancy's Fancy hot sauce (or your fave)
  • liquid smoke
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cayenne pepper

Bring to a boil then simmer for a few hours until it reduces by about 15%. Serve with sour cream and more hot sauce.

I think that's all the ingredients. Hard to think of them all outside of my kitchen. The soy, coffee, and chocolate are the secrets that really give it amazing richness. Good good stuff that I have been cooking for over a decade.

 

Where does one buy hungarian paprika?

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7 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Where does one buy hungarian paprika?

Any grocery store. It is actually quite common. My local Meijer has it.

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