Sometimes after I’ve thawed out meat like chicken or pork, I don’t feel like having the same old, same old. I’m sure many of you understand. On those nights I like to prepare sauces to spruce up the meat. Today’s recipe is for one of those sauces.
1 cup barbecue sauce (I use our favorite original recipe bbq sauce)
1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
1/4 cup onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup red/green bell peppers, chopped
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut (optional)
In a medium size saucepan on low heat, mix together barbecue sauce, crushed pineapple with juice, onion, peppers, soy sauce, minced garlic and salt. In a small bowl whisk together cold water and cornstarch until completely dissolved, then stir into barbecue mixture. Increase heat to medium and cook until thickened, stir occasionally.
*I like to serve this over chicken or pork and with rice. Add some veggies and it makes a great, tasty, quick supper!
**I listed coconut as optional because our family prefers this sauce without it, and I wanted people to know it’s great with or without!