I had a bunch (and I do mean a bunch!) of ham leftover from cooking a big ham on my Char-Broil Big Easy. I could’ve made more sandwiches. Or I could dice up some ham for omlets. Instead, I decided to warm up some nice thick slices and top them with this wonderful pepper onion beer sauce. It looks like your pretty standard vegetable topping, but with a twist: orange marmalade. Whoa! I wasn’t expecting that!
This pepper onion beer sauce really goes well with ham, but I also think it’d compliment grilled chicken just as well. Don’t like orange marmalade? I bet you could substitute your favorite marmalade or preserves.
Pepper Onion Beer Sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2 -4 servings
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
- 1/2 red bell bell pepper chopped
- 1/2 sweet onion chopped
- 8 ounces beer
- 1/2 cup orange marmalade
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Hot sauce to taste
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
Add the bell peppers and onion and saute for 5 minutes
Add the beer, orange marmalade, soy sauce and hot sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue simmering until the vegetables are softened and the sauce is reduced.
Serve over sliced ham or grilled chicken.
Oh, what a wonderful BBQ sauce this hot pepper jelly BBQ sauce is. It has the perfect consistency. Not too runny, not too gloppy. A small bit of heat and a little tang from vinegar and mustard. Perfect for any pork BBQ dish. For me that means smoked baby back ribs.
You can substitute any kind of jelly for the hot pepper jelly, really. But don’t be afraid of hot pepper jelly. Out of the jar, sure, it’s got some kick. But in this hot pepper jelly BBQ sauce that heat gets a little mellowed. You still get great pepper flavor though. It’s still a great sauce!
Want something even spicier? Try my atomic BBQ sauce on ribs.
Hot Pepper Jelly BBQ Sauce
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 cups
- 3/4 cup hot pepper jelly I used Tabasco
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
- 1 clove garlic minced
I was busy. Way too busy to even think about making a lunch that took more than 5 minutes of my time. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I heated up some pre-made chicken nuggets. Don’t judge me, I had to do it. Plus, truth be told, I like them. I can’t help it. But I wasn’t just going to dip them in ketchup or mustard. No, I took an extra 30 seconds and whisked up a copycat of the Chick-fil-A dipping sauce and tossed it into the fridge so that the flavors got happy while the chicken was heating.
For a nice twist on this Chick-fil-A sauce swap out a spicy BBQ sauce for the smoky hickory BBQ sauce. Or just add a few splashes of hot sauce to the recipe below.
Love chicken fingers like I do? Try my copycat KFC Twisters.
Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 1 /2 cup
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon hickory barbecue sauce I recommend Weber's Hickory BBQ
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using as a dip for chicken fingers, fries, or just slathering on burgers!