Papa Told Me: I'll grill, if you clean up.My Pop was out family's grill master; a prestigious title even in a family of 3. In Southern California it's grilling season all year-round; but that didn't stop my father from finding an excuse to upgrade his grill at the beginning of each Summer. Even when I was a young girl, living in a small condo with a concrete porch, we had a large propane barbeque stationed in front of the sliding glass windows. And, to me, there was nothing better then smell of it warming up, and the promise of sweet and smokey slathered meat. Some weeks it seemed like we ate off the grill every night, whole chickens, kabobs, bratwurst, hamburgers and more!
Grill Sheets to share, and a carefully packed care package of food, I drove over to my father and surprised him with dinner and a beer. Still in his uniform from work, I knew he'd had long day on the road and would especially appreciate having a nice hot meal made with flames and love. And, when he asked if I had a grill to go home and clean up, I smiled ans said "Dad, that's so 1990s, try Handi-Foil!"
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Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce
***Click for printable Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe.
*1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter
*1 Medium Yellow Onion, Diced
*4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
*3/4 C Ketchup (Heinz Balsamic Vinegar Ketchup Preferred)
*3 TBS Tomato Paste
*12oz Can Dr. Pepper (We use diet)
*1/2 C Apple Cider Vinegar
*1/2 C Worcestershire Sauce
*1/2 C Golden Brown Sugar (Packed)
*2 TSP Chipotle Powder
*1 TSP Fine Ground White Pepper
*1/2 TSP Salt
*1 TSP Lime Juice
1.) Begin by melting the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add and saute the onion and garlic for about 10 MINS, or until translucent.
2.) Add all remaining ingredients, beginning with liquids, and simmer until well combined (about 10 MINS.) Lower heat to medium and continue to cook an additional 20 MINS.
3.) Remove from heat and allow to cool 10 MINS. Add to blender and puree on pulse, if a thinner consistency is desired. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks in a mason or other air tight container.