So lets talk about summer. It’s the best for so many reasons. One reason I love summer is My Grill. It makes for Simple, Fast, and Light Meals. My grill goes into over time in the summer. I grill everything.
- Side Dishes
Just to name a few.
I wanted to share a product with you. The nice folks over at Stubb’s BBQ sent me some amazing products to try out and also some free coupons to share with one of my readers.
The condiment aisle usually scares me. Like ants at a picnic, hidden dietary pitfalls are unwelcome – but all too common – guests at spring and summer cookouts. Condiments from mayo to soy sauce can be the biggest offenders, with artificial ingredients, fat, sodium and gluten (a new survey says fully one-third of Americans are eating gluten-free diets.)
As we head into picnic and cookout season, I wanted to let you know about Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q sauces, rubs and marinades, the industry leader among small batch sauces. Stubb’s products are all-natural, certified gluten-free and contain no high fructose corn syrup, yet retain their deep-rooted, authentic Texas tastes and barbecue cook-off credibility. They offer a great way for people to add flavor and interest to sandwiches, burgers and grilled meats, fish and veggies, while avoiding the fat, calories or artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives often found on the condiment aisle.
So thanks to Stubb’s there are healthy options.
Look at all this Stubb’s goodness. My grill and I are very happy to have some new healthy items to try out.
Sauces: The line-up includes Original, Spicy, Hickory Bourbon, Sweet Heat, Smokey Mesquite and Honey Pecan. At an average of 20 calories, 110 mg. of sodium per tablespoon and no high fructose corn syrup (the #1 or #2 ingredient in most bbq sauces), Stubb’s is a healthier option on the condiment aisle with no sacrifice on taste. Stubb’s sauces can be enjoyed throughout the year on sandwiches, as a dipping sauce for proteins, or as a key ingredient in slow cooker creations.
Marinades: From light and tangy Chicken Marinade with brown sugar, onion, garlic and citrus, to zesty Beef Marinade, made with soy, lime, ginger and red pepper, Stubb’s adds interest to everyday cooking whether on the grill, in the skillet or the slow cooker. (Other flavors include Steakhouse and Pork marinades.) Stubb’s Injectable marinades in Texas Butter or Chipotle Butter, which have no fat and just 10 calories per tablespoon, come with their own injector and help create moist, flavorful roasted chicken or turkey, summer briskets, weeknight beef and pork roasts and more.
Rubs: Stubb’s savory spice bends in Bar-B-Q, Pork, Beef, Chicken and Steak can be used to prep meats for the grill or used to boost flavor and add a kick to any dish.
Here’s a few Recipes on my To-DO list from the Stubb’s Recipe Vault.
Stubb’s Citrus Chicken
4 chicken breasts
Stubb’s Chicken Marinade
Stubb’s Moppin’ Sauce (optional)
Fill dish with Stubb’s Chicken Marinade and half the juice of one large orange. Marinate chicken breasts in it for 1 hour up to overnight.
Preheat grill to 300-325 degrees. If you want to bake the chicken, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken on grill over direct heat, mopping with Stubb’s Moppin’ Sauce while cooking. Grill 5-10 minutes on each side until fully cooked (the internal temperature should be 165 degrees). If baking the chicken, bake 9-15 minutes on each side until juices run clear and the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
Allow meat to cool a few minutes before serving. Slice up the remaining pieces of orange and plate with the chicken.
Chile Rubbed Pork Chops with Mango Salsa
4 boneless pork chops
4 teaspoons Stubb’s Pork Spice Rub*
½ mango, diced
½ medium tomato, diced
¼ cup red onion, diced
2 tablespoons Stubb’s Pork Marinade
Lightly coat both sides of each pork chop with Pork Spice Rub. Let rest for 15 minutes.
Mix together the mango, tomato and red onion. Fold in the Stubb’s Pork Marinade. Set aside.
Prepare the grill for direct cooking. Cook the chop over direct heat for 4-5 minutes per side (longer if the chop is thicker). Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Top with mango salsa and serve.
*Substitute a mixture of chili powder, salt and sugar.
Here’s what I made with Stubb’s Sweet Heat B-B-Q Sauce and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub.
Double Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Chicken Burgers.
1 pound ground chicken
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
½ small onion, chopped into small pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Stubb’s Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce
2 teaspoons Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub
¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper
¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
*Note: I did not use an egg to bind the ingredients, the ground chicken was moist enough to hold together without it.
Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
In a large bowl, mix together ground chicken, onions, garlic, sauces, seasonings, and bread crumbs. Using hands, shape ground chicken mixture into four equal patties.
Cook burgers on prepared grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through (160°F for beef, 165°F for ground chicken/turkey). When grilling the second side of the burger slather with additional Stubb’s Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce.
Serve on hamburger buns, topped as desired with avocado, sliced cheese, lettuce and tomato.
I also used the Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub for my Red Skin Potatoes side dish.
These came together easy. I boiled the potatoes for 30 minutes. Sliced and semi smashed the potatoes on a cookie sheet, then sprinkled with Stubb’s Beef Rub, and drizzled with Olive Oil and baked on 375 degrees for the total cooking time of the Bar-B-Q Chicken Burgers. That ended up being approximately 10 minutes or so, just enough time to get crispy.
So Stubb’s and I want you to try some Stubb’s Products for yourself. Stubb’s products can be found at the following stores: Kroger, Safeway, WalMart, Food Lion, many Whole Foods, Winn Dixie, and Publix.
I also really enjoyed reading how Stubb’s became Stubb’s. Check out the story here.
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