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Making Better Dishes From Home

About a year ago, I started thinking carefully about how I wanted the rest of my life to go. I realized that I was significantly overweight and that I wasn't able to do the types of things that I wanted to do. Instead of of living the rest of my life unhappy and overweight, I decided to start working on eating healthier by choosing better foods. I decided to invest some time into cooking and reading about ingredients, and it really paid off. This blog is all about making better dishes from home, and knowing how to avoid weight gain through healthy eating.

How Can You Use Leftover Barbecue Sauce In Creative Ways?

What can you do with leftover barbecue sauce? You invested in a bounty of bottles and now there's more local barbecue sauce than you can use at one time. Before you toss half-used bottles of handcrafted blends, take a look at the everyday ways to use the rest of your sauce stash.

Create Condiments with a Kick

A barbecue blend is a perfect way to top ribs, pulled pork, or grilled chicken. But you can use a handcrafted sauce for so much more. After the backyard BBQ is over, turn the leftover sauce into a tangy condiment and top everything from burgers and dogs to fried rice. Swap out the bland ketchup or everyday yellow mustard in your fridge for a super-sauce with a kick.

This condiment switch gives an unexpected jolt and a savory or smoky taste to almost any meal you make. If you want to ration the sauce, blend it with plain tomato ketchup, spicy brown mustard, or a dollop of mayo. Along with your main meal, you can also use the leftover savory sauce as a spicy salad dressing. Drizzle it over a veggie mix or add the barbecue dressing to a grilled chicken or steak salad.

Mix a Delicious Dip

Use a creamy base (such as sour cream or plain yogurt) to create a delicious dip—or pour the sauce into a bowl as-is. Cut carrots, bell peppers, and celery sticks to dip into a pool of spicy sauce or dunk mozzarella sticks, popcorn chicken, or other apps into it. The handcrafted sauce-turned dip is perfect for everyday use or an ideal side for your next party.

Perk Up a Plain Pizza

Even though tomatoes are the traditional topping for pizza dough, you can substitute this type of sauce for a barbecue variety. A BBQ pizza is a grown-up alternative that has a hint of spice, a smoky tasty, or a sweet and savory flavor combination.

Pair the BBQ sauce with a slice of equally smoky cheese and add grilled chicken or pulled pork on top. You can also use your favorite local barbecue sauce on a flatbread. Again, dress the sauce-covered bread with a smoky cheese. If you want a dairy-free option, top the sauce with grilled vegetables.

Make Meatballs and Meatloaf

Do you typically coat your homemade meatballs in a layer of tomato sauce? Is your meatloaf crusted with caramelized ketchup? Instead of the traditional takes on meatballs and meatloaf, use the rest of a handcrafted BBQ sauce instead of tomato-based products.