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Trying to make you enjoy barbecue sauce as much as we do

HP Steak Sauce

Tuesday, 14 April 2009 07:30 by nico

After a small break, here’s our first non-BBQ sauce review: the HP Steak Sauce, “a delicious pepper sauce” !

It comes in a glass bottle like the classic HP brown sauce but its packaging is really nice and it’s labelled as “HP Specials” on the top label.

HP Steak Sauce top
 
HP Steak Sauce
When you take a look at the ingredients it looks like a barbecue sauce without the sweet and smokey flavor but with black pepper instead…

Let’s open up: the smell is just “yummm”, with flavours of vinegar, pepper and tomatoes. But damn, it’s hard to get out from the bottle because it’s really thick and sticky ! Let’s taste it… it’s between brown sauce and barbecue sauce but with a really good pepper kick ! Great Laughing

We haven’t tested it with a steak (with potatoes and peas like suggested on the label) but we’ll do it real soon. If you prefer creamy pepper sauce, just forget this one, other ones, try it straight away Wink

Oh, and the refurbished HP logo is really cool !

Quantity per bottle: 255g
Price: 3.80€
Found in GB Express supermarket in Midi Station, Brussels

Ingredients:

Spirit Vinegar, Concentrated Tomato Puree (24%), Glucose - Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Molasses, Modified Cornflour, Salt, Flavourings, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Colour - Plain Caramel, Onion Powder, Citric Acid, Cayenne Pepper

No artificial colours
No artifical preservatives
Low fat
Suitable for vegetarians

 

Nutrition information per 100g:

  • Energy: 156 kcal
  • Protein: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates (of which sugars): 36.8g (31.4g)
  • Fat (of which saturates): Trace (Trace)
  • Fibre: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 1.1g
  • Salt equivalent: 2.8g
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Delhaize Barbecue Grill

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 07:20 by nico

I’d seen this one several times but I wasn’t too sure about testing it. But today, I told myself “I have to do it for the blog” !

I was doubtful because the packaging really sucks, it doesn’t look like a bottle of barbecue sauce should look, that’s for sure. But if you take a closer look to the ingredients and to the colour, it seems to be a real barbecue sauce !

Delhaize Barbecue Grill 
I opened the bottle while going back home, and its smell gives a very good first impression, it has vinegar and smoke flavours like a great one. The setting sun and the fresh barbecued smell made me instantly think of summer !

The sauce is quite thick and sticky, and I was quite pleased by its taste. Although it’s quite light, it’s still a good one to have in your fridge even if you can’t compare it to major ones like the Hunt’s and the HP Original.

Quantity per bottle: 420ml
Can be found in any Delhaize supermarkets in Belgium
Price: 1.69€


Test passed ! Tongue out

Ingredients:

Water, tomatoe puree (28%),sugar, brown sugar,vinegar, modified cornflour, Worcestershire sauce, salt, natural smoke flavour, citric acid, malic acid, onion powder, preservative.
Contains gluten, soya, fish.

 

Nutrition information per 100g:

  • Energy: 121 kcal
  • Protein: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates (of which sugars): 28.2g (25g)
  • Fat (of which saturates): 0.1g (0g)
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Sodium: 0.8g
  • Salt: 2g
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Chicken BBQ Meatballs

Tuesday, 24 March 2009 06:16 by nico

If we’re not blogging a lot these days, it’s because we are trying new recipes with barbecue sauce ! Some are concluding, other aren’t, but we’ll share today’s recipe: chicken BBQ meatballs !

I’m used to cook meatballs with honey beer, the Barbãr from Lefebvre Brewery, but Marie doesn’t like that much, so I decided to use barbecue sauce instead Wink

Here’s what you need for approximately 11 meatballs:
- 2 onions
- 1kg of minced chicken
- breadcrumbs
- salt, pepper and herbs
- flour
- barbecue sauce !
(- worcestershire sauce)
(- honey)

Alternatively, you can use a beef/pork mix instead of chicken because the chicken is quite dry when cooked.

1. Mix the meat with some breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, herbs, and approx. 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce suitable for cooking. We used the Heinz Spread & Bake because we were running out of Hunt’s.

Chicken BBQ Meatballs 1
2. Roll the meatballs with your hands, and wrap them with some flour so they will look like this:

Chicken BBQ Meatballs 2
3. Then start cooking:

- Use a large and deep pan, add some olive oil in it and set the heat to the max.
- Add 1/2 onion when the pan is hot
- Add the meatballs. Turn them in the pan to cook them on each side until it looks a little bit grilled on the outside.
- Low the heat and add the remaining onions.
- Pour barbecue sauce (3 to 4 tablespoons) and cover the pan. 
- Add 50-60 cl of water
- Let the meatballs cook on the inside for 15 minutes. 

And voilà !

Chicken BBQ Meatballs 3
You can also add some worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon of honey while it’s cooking to add an extra kick and some sweetness to the dish.

Marie also cooked 2 meatballs with some extra Jack Daniel’s sauce to get a stronger taste.

I think the result would have been better with Hunt’s barbecue sauce instead of Heinz Spread & Bake, but we were only able to add some of it while the meatballs were cooking because our bottle was nearly empty Embarassed

Anyway, feel free to pimp that open-source recipe, and we’ll keep you updated with any new version !

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Heinz “Spread & Bake” Sticky BBQ

Tuesday, 17 March 2009 06:34 by nico

Heinz has recently release a new range of coating sauces called “Spread & Bake” and hopefully, there’s a “Sticky BBQ” flavour !

It’s a very thick barbecue sauce (the “sticky” term fits perfectly) that has a very good smokey smell. Cold, it has a good vinegar attack but the after taste is quite sweet.

Of course, the purpose is to taste it hot and cooked and that’s we’ve done !
The cooking instructions on the label give you some tip on how to cook it with chicken. We’ve tried it and we’ll talk about that on a later post but it’s really perfect on chicken, like said on the label Cool

Heinz Spread And Bake
Found in Tesco King’s Cross Metro, London in February 2009
Not found in Belgium

Quantity per jar: 315g
Price: £1.40

Ingredients:

Nutrition information per 100g:

Spirit Vinegar, Concentrated Tomato Puree, Sugar, Demerara Sugar, Honey (6%), Molasses, Soy Sauce, Modified Cornflour, Dijon Mustard, Garlic, Onion Powder, Salt, Falouring, Colour – Plain Caramel

Contains Gluten, Wheat, Soya, Mustard.
May Contain: Peanuts, Nuts, Sesame Seeds, Egg, Milk

Suitable for vegetarians.
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Low fat.
  • Energy: 168kcal
  • Protein: 1.0g
  • Carbohydrate (of which sugars): 39.6g (34.6g)
  • Fat (of which saturates): 0.6g (Trace)
  • Fibre: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 0.5g
  • Salt equivalent: 1.2g
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More BBQ sauce !

Thursday, 12 March 2009 06:18 by nico

Ok, back to the blog’s main topic !

I’d like to share a really cool site I’ve added to our blogroll called BBQ Sauce Reviews !
What a relief to see we’re not the only ones crazy enough to have a blog about BBQ sauce Smile

We look like newbies in comparison to this site, which reviews sauces from May 2007. But we’re only at the beginning and moreover, we live in Belgium – not really the best country in the world to find BBQ sauces !

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