Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Summer Grilling Staples

Grilling is an American pastime, and the best days of summer are often spent BBQ-ing. For the "grill masters", flavor is everything. And at J.R. Watkins Naturals (, we've got grill masters covered, without any fillers, preservatives or synthetics. From our all-natural grinders to our seasonings and sauces, we've got the perfect complement to your grilling menu. Try the Four-Peppercorn Blend and Coarse Sea Salt to enhance the flavor of your dish, and marinate with J.R. Watkins Meat Magic to help bring out natural flavors.

Dad's Favorite Peppery Beef Kebabs

Bell Peppers
Assorted Vegetables
1 lb Sirloin
BBQ Skewers

Spice Rub
1 tbsp Watkins Black Pepper
1 tbsp Watkins Cumin
1 tsp Watkins Chili Seasoning
2 tsp Watkins Curry Powder
2 tsp Watkins Sea Salt, freshly ground
1 tsp Watkins Paprika
1 tsp Allspice
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Watkins Cinnamon

Cut 1-inch cubes bell peppers, onions, mushrooms or vegetables of choice cut into chunks. In small bowl stir together spice rub ingredients. Sprinkle sirloin with about 2 tbsp spice rub. Reserve remaining rub in airtight container for future use. Thread beef onto skewers along with vegetables. Grill or broil turning occasionally, until meat is cooked to desired doneness, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Serve atop a bed of cooked couscous or rice.

Baby Back Ribs

5 lbs pork loin back ribs
2 cups water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup Watkins Gourmet Original Barbecue Sauce
1 - 1/2 tsp Watkins Garlic Granules
1 - 1/2 tsp Watkins Seasoning Salt

Root Beer Barbecue Sauce:

2/3 cup Watkins Gourmet Original Barbecue Sauce
2 tsp Watkins Root Beer Extract
1/2 tsp Watkins Ginger
1/4 tsp Watkins Allspice
Watkins Black Pepper
Watkins Sea Salt


Preheat over to 350ºF/180ºC. Place ribs in large, shallow roasting pan, bone side down. Combine water, vinegar, and barbecue sauce pour over ribs. Sprinkle with garlic granules and seasoning salt. Cover and bake for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until ribs are tender. Let cool. (Ribs can be covered and chilled at this point if you wish to make them ahead.) Place ribs on grill over indirect heat or bake at 400ºF/200ºC for 20 to 30 minutes or until warm and tender. Brush the ribs with Watkins Root Beer Barbecue Sauce.

Optional: sprinkle with Watkins Sea Salt and Black Pepper

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