So, I had this bottle of BBQ sauce in my fridge for way too long. It wasn’t expired, but I just got sick of seeing it in the fridge. Instead of hunting for the perfect recipe on Pinterest, I asked some of my blogger friends to supply me with their best recipes that would use up my extra bbq sauce. And boy did they supply. I narrowed down the recipes that piqued my interest or made my mouth water.

Check them out below.

In full disclose, I have not tried all of these recipes. Well not yet. They’re on future meal plans.

Also there are Amazon Affiliate links in this post. Mostly because I tried looking for Guava paste and I couldn’t find it in my local grocery store. So I figured you would want to know where to get it too!

Who Wouldn’t Love Veggies Slathered in BBQ Sauce?

Down Home Vegan BBQ Burgers

Fire up the grill! This vegan BBQ Burger looks amazing!

Barbecue Cauliflower Wings

Craving wings? Ya gotta try these instead.


Now this is my kind of salad. BBQ Sauce, Ranch dressing and Chickpeas! Hell ya!

BBQ Beet Fries

I Love Beets. I Love Fries.

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich
With Tahini Slaw

Have you heard of Jackfruit? It’s often used as a plant-based meat alternative because of its unique ability to soak up flavors, like tofu. Can’t find it at your local grocery store? No worries BUY IT HERE

Instant Pot is My Jam!

I have to admit, when I first got my instant pot I sucked at cooking with it. My hubby actually asked me to take an “Instant Pot Break.” Because everything I made with it turned out awful. But after asking a ton of questions in facebook groups and watching a bunch of youtube videos. I ended up getting the hang of it. Now, the instant pot is my jam! My go-to cooking appliance. Why? Because it’s fast and easy to clean.

Check out these yummy things you can make with extra BBQ sauce in the Instant Pot!

BBQ Pulled Chicken

Tip: Meal prep this recipe for super easy lunches or quick dinners. You can freeze the extra. No more grabbing fast food.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Forget hours in the slow cooker. 60 mins in the instant pot is all it takes for amazing pulled pork.

Under 60 Minutes Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Oh Ya! Insanely saucy! Insanely yummy!

No Instant Pot? No Problem!

Here Are Other Awesome Recipes That Use Up Extra BBQ Sauce

BBQ Chicken Pizza

I am pretty sure I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guava BBQ Tajin Meatballs

Now this is a new take on regular old meatballs. Super simple but so exotic. GET GUAVA PASTE HERE.

Hawaiian Kebabs with Bacon-wrapped Shrimp and Pineapple

Did you say bacon wrapped? Oh Ya! Anything wrapped in bacon is amazing. Am I right?

BBQ Chicken Pasta

Pasta night has never sounded better. I got to try this one soon!

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Turkey Tenders

Can you tell I liked bacon? I hope it’s pretty obvious by now. So here is another take on a yummy classic.

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

I have been YouTube drooling over Air Fryer video recipes. I have yet to purchase one. But its totally on the wishlist. Look at how simple it is to make BBQ chicken wings.

BBq Pulled Pork Stuffed Poblanos

Sweet with a little heat! This recipe is great for using up any leftover pulled pork. A quick appy or low-carb snack.

A Brief History

BBQ Sauce

Barbecue sauce is a staple in North America’s gastronomic culture. Like pasta in Italy or borsch in Ukraine. While the name “barbecue” speaks for itself: the sauce was created specifically for barbecued protein goodness we call pork, beef ribs, or chicken.

Barbecue sauce usually has a unique smoky flavor. And although its taste may vary, the main ingredients are ketchup, vinegar, spices, sweeteners – always remain the same.

One of the secrets of making the right BBQ sauce is keeping the right proportions of white wine vinegar and/or apple cider vinegar. Vinegar balances the excess fat of the meat and removes the excess heat of cayenne pepper. Some people also use salsa as a base for barbecue sauces.

In 1978, the American Richard Davis, a zealous barbecue fan, invented the original sauce, which was based on tomatoes. But the real revolution in the world of barbecue occurred in the middle of the twentieth century. When Chicago welder George Stephen (George Stephen) in 1951 invented a spherical grill-cauldron. Which had indisputable advantages over a conventional grill. Now it was possible to regulate the process of cooking, invent new recipes and technological methods. Later, gas and electric barbecue boilers appeared.

The first major international barbecue competitions were held in Memphis in 1978. It was a grand celebration at Tom Lee Park on the Mississippi shore. One hundred thousand spectators watched as 275 teams competed for prizes totalling 60 thousand dollars. The World Championship “Memphis in May” to this day remains the largest barbecue festival in the United States.

Looking To Use Up

Extra Pickle Juice

Ever wondered what you could use all that extra pickle juice for? I found 30+ Uses for extra pickle juice. Some are going to suprise ya!

ROUNDUP POST: I want to thank all the wonderful bloggers who contributed their amazing recipes for this post.

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