A Quick Hit of Spice

By / Food / May 14th, 2013 / 2

Here at Quench, I like to provide you with recipes that require you to cook from scratch as much as possible, mainly because I like to do that myself. But, I admit that, even for myself, there are times when I’d really like to just pull a few prepared ingredients together and create a meal more quickly and easily than I might otherwise. So, sometimes, when that feeling strikes, I’ll pick up a bottle of this or a package of that. Recently, I received an email from McCormick Canada informing me that just in time for summer, they’ve launched a new line of BBQ sauces under their Club House La Grille brand.

I think that many of these kinds of prepared sauces and spices have come a long way since the days of sugar-artificial-colours-and-flavours-loaded products. You can find that many products now include pretty natural ingredients. So, using prepared products has become a viable choice, especially during those hot summer weekdays when you’d rather not spend any longer than necessary within the confines of your kitchen walls.

McCormick mailed these recipes to me, and I’d like to share them with you. Give them a try, then let me know what you think.

Montreal Steak Spice Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

20 minutes

Serves: 4 patties

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) Club House La Grille Montreal Steak Spice BBQ Sauce
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) grated jalapeno Havarti cheese
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Club House Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, mixing well to ensure it is thoroughly blended.
  2. Make 4 equal sized patties and grill until internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).

Drink Suggestion:

Try a glass of Syrah with these tasty burgers.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

25 minutes

Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ lb (250 g) boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Club House La Grille Montreal Chicken Seasoning
  • ½ cup (125 mL) Club House La Grille Montreal Chicken BBQ Sauce, divided
  • 1 prepared 12-in (30 cm) pizza crust
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) each shredded cheddar cheese and jalapeno cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sliced sundried tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Coat chicken with oil and sprinkle on seasoning; grill until internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Brush ¼ cup (50 mL) of BBQ sauce onto the chicken in the last few minutes of cooking. Let cool and slice.
  2. Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Combine Alfredo sauce with remaining BBQ sauce and spread onto pizza crust.
  3. Top with cheese, bacon, chicken and sundried tomatoes.
  4. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until cheese starts to bubble.
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Wild Whiskey BBQ Poutine

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package (42 g) Club House Poutine Gravy Mix, prepared according to package directions
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) Club House La Grille Wild Whiskey Smoked BBQ Sauce
  • 1 package (750 g) French fries, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cheese curds

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, heat poutine and add BBQ sauce.
  2. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  3. Portion 2 cups (500 mL) French fries onto each plate.
  4. Add ¼ cup (50 mL) gravy and 2 tbsp (30 mL) cheese curds to serve.
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Smokehouse BBQ Caramel Sauce with Grilled Pineapple

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

25 minutes

Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ pineapple
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) Club House La Grille Vintage Smokehouse with Honey BBQ Sauce, divided
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (125 mL) whipping (35%) cream
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Club House Sea Salt Grinder
  • 3 cups (750 mL) vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut pineapple into ¼'s and remove core. Slice ½-in (1 cm) thick. Spray preheated grill with cooking spray. Grill pineapple, brushing with 2 tbsp (30 mL) BBQ sauce on both sides.
  2. Put butter and sugar into a medium saucepan. Turn to medium-high heat and cook until mixture starts to bubble and has a light caramel colour.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Add cream carefully, as it may splatter and stir. Add salt, remaining BBQ sauce and stir until smooth.
  4. Scoop ice cream into bowls. Add pineapple slices to each and spoon warm caramel sauce on top. Serve immediately.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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