BBQ for the Big Game

Get ready for the big game with these easy BBQ recipes.

Get ready for the big game with these easy recipes that use Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce, available at Kroger. Proceeds from each bottle of sauce sold benefit Norton Children’s Hospital.

Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Baby Back Ribs

1 bottle of Carlos Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce – available at Kroger to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital
1 full rack of baby back ribs
1/3 cup Kentucky bourbon

Dry rib rub: cayenne pepper, black pepper, chipotle pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and salt

Remove back membrane from ribs. Rub with olive oil then apply dry rub to taste. Roll ribs and wrap with foil. Poke holes in foil.

Add ¼ cup Kentucky bourbon to bottom of slow cooker for a tasty steam. Place foil wrapped ribs in slow cooker, sitting on something so they’re off the bottom (a few upside down forks work). Cook on low all day or about 5 hours. Remove from slow cooker and unwrap foil. Roll out onto large plate and apply Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce. Place onto hot grill or under broiler until sauce is browned.

– Ann Grandon, Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce recipe contest winner

Easy tangy turkey Bar-B-Que meatballs

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or ½ tsp dried minced garlic
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup rolled oats (do not use instant)
2 cups Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce, available at Kroger to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital


  1. Warm oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and celery until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Transfer mixture to a small bowl and let cool. 
  2. Place turkey in a large bowl. Add onion mixture, egg and oats and blend. Dampen hands lightly and form mixture into about 20 meatballs, each 1-1/2 inches in diameter. 
  3. Pour a small amount of sauce over bottom of slow cooker. Add meatballs, top with remaining sauce. Pour in 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on high until meatballs are cooked through, 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

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