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Hit the Grill this Memorial Day!

May 25, 2012

Even though the official first day of summer isn’t until June, Memorial Day seems to be the unofficial start of summer for most people. With summer right around the corner, this weekend is a perfect time to celebrate the last few days of National BBQ Month by cooking up some scrumptious grilled dishes. No need to have boring hamburgers and hot dogs on your weekend cookout menu, Wholesome Sweeteners has you covered with three recipes that will impress guests.

ASAP BBQ St. Louis

Our good friends and USA Barbecue Champs, ASAP (Always Smoked Absolutely Perfect) out of St. Louis, created some amazing dishes using our sweeteners that are just perfect for your backyard bbq. Keep in mind, these recipes are much more than just tossing some hot dogs on the grill, but I promise you, it will be well worth it. Most people don’t think of using sweeteners to make savory barbecue, but the ASAP team have truly perfected it. Check out these delicious recipes for proof.

Apricot Pork Tenderloin

1.5 lb. Berkshire Pork Tenderloin
Sweet Apple Brine (Recipe Follows)
Backyard BBQ Rub (Recipe Follows)
Apricot BBQ Sauce (Recipe Follows)

Sweet Apple Brine
3 Cups Apple Juice
½ Cup Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Light Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
3 Springs Fresh Thyme
3 Fresh Sage Leaves

In a pan over high heat bring the ingredients to a boil. Stir occasionally as needed.
Remove from the heat and let cool before using. More

Belgian Ale Bison Flank Steak

 1.25-1.5 lb. Bison Flank Steak

Belgian Ale Marinade (Recipe follows)

Molasses Steak Sauce (Recipe follows)

2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

2 Teaspoons Ground Black Pepper

Belgian Ale Marinade

2 Cups Belgian Ale

½ Cup Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Light Brown Sugar

½ Cup Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Honey

1 Tablespoon Ground Yellow Mustard Seed

2 Sprigs Fresh Lime

Combine ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil for 10-15 minutes. Let the marinade cool before using (refrigerate if necessary). More

Lemongrass Kabobs

 1 lb. Boneless Beef Top Sirloin

4 Bell Peppers

1 Large White Onion

Soy-Ginger Marinade (Recipe Follows)

3 Bunches of Lemongrass

Soy-Ginger Marinade

4 Cups Soy Sauce

2 Cup Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Dark Brown Sugar

2 Cup Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Honey Organic

1 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar

½ Cup Fresh Ground Ginger

3 Tablespoons Crushed red Pepper Flakes

Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well mixed. More

Strawberry Agave Sangria

And last but not least, no summertime bbq would be complete without some cold and tasty beverages. Here is a refreshing sangria recipe that is so good your guests will be begging you for more. We hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing Memorial Day filled with family, friends, and food!

1 bottle (750 ml) of Spanish rosé (or for a twist, a crisp white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)

1/4 cup Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Blue Agave

1/3 to 1/2 cups strawberry lemonade

1 cup sliced strawberries (preferably fresh but you can substitute frozen berries)

2 cups ginger ale More…

One Comment leave one →
  1. Kristy Sabin permalink
    May 26, 2012 2:19 pm

    Everything looks so good! I can’t wait to try some of these products, and recipes.

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