With all the end-of-summer hoopla going on right now, I felt I needed to address the grill.
Here are some sauces that many people like on their giant slabs of meat, starting with a classic:
The store brand has no corn syrup, but it contains my old nemesis, MSG:
I didn’t want steak anyway. How about some luscious barbequed chicken?
I won’t bother to post pictures of the MANY barbeque sauces that contain corn syrup. Suffice to say, it’s most of them. I did find a couple without it at the local grocery store. Here they are:
Note, however, that this first one contains “modified food starch.” Could that possibly include corn? It could. See this definition.
Cornstarch here too.
OK, it’s make-your-own-sauce time. Homemade is better, right?
I have a great barbeque sauce recipe that came out of a magazine. Not wanting to trample anyone’s copyright, I made a feeble attempt to find it online. I failed. Most of the recipes I came across had way too much sugar for me. My recipe uses orange zest, so I searched on that and I found this recipe from Jamie Oliver, which looks comparable and interesting. Just make sure you use corn-syrup-free ketchup.
By the way, I would have won that bet about the hot dogs. Was in the store today, saw a package of franks and read the label. Corn syrup.
Enjoy the end of summer, everyone!