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Do you get together for Superbowl? What are your favorites Superbowl snacks? I’ve heard lots of people use Dr. Pepper to make a rib marinade. Interesting! Although I’m not a soda drinker, Dr. Pepper has a unique flavor that would definitely add to a sauce and make it sweet and yummy. My family always boils ribs with garlic and onion and then grills them just until brown. This makes them fall off the bone and very moist. Here’s a recipe for the Dr. Pepper sauce.
Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons tomato paste
One 12-ounce can Dr. Pepper
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ancho or New Mexican chili powder
1 teaspoon fine-ground white pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1. In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter. Sauté the onion and garlic in the butter until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the flavors have blended. Continue cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, 20 to 30 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper if desired. Remember, the ribs will have plenty of spice rub on them, so don’t overseason the sauce.
2. Let the sauce cool for about 10 minutes or until it is warm but no longer “boiling” hot. Puree with an immersion or traditional blender—this will make the sauce thicker. Let cool. The sauce will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
3. Brush it on food 5 to 15 minutes before the cooking time is finished. If desired, serve extra on the side.
If you’re not a big football fan why not play bingo with your bingo buds and leave the football watching to the boys. Or if the kids are getting bored during the game you can organize a pint-sized flag football game either inside (if you have the room) or outside if the weather permits. Play with a soft football, especially inside, to avoid accidents. The adults can play too especially if you’ve filled up on Superbowl snacks. We had a little football game a few years ago and it was a blast and it was a great way to burn off some energy and calories. Another fun game you can play with kids is an outdoor football toss. With a hula hoop you can have kids try to throw the football through the hoop. If they get it through move back and have them try again. You can even have prizes from the dollar store like pom-poms to cheer on their fave team, glow sticks, or whistles and clappers for touchdowns. Make it fun for everyone and you’re sure to have a fun night!
Until next time my bingo buddies….