Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stubb’s who provided me with BBQ Sauce and Rub to make this recipe. All opinions are mine and may differ from yours. All posts may contain affiliate links.
Memorial Day and picnic season are upon us! I love this time of the year. It is nice and warm again and smells of BBQ fill the air. Make sure that your BBQs include Stubb’s BBQ Sauce and Stubb’s BBQ Spice Rub.
Grilling Tips from Rocky Stubblefield
We want to make a great impression when we have our friends and family over for a BBQ. Here are some grilling tips from the expert himself!
- Start with a clean grill so your burgers don’t stick and fall apart. My tip is to use an onion to clean your grill. Cut the onion in half, and while the grill is heating up, rub the onion across it. The juices from the onion clean the grill and get it ready for use.
- Make a thumbprint in the middle of the patty before putting it on the grill. This will help the patty come our nice and flat (not puffy in the middle) and the meat will be cooked evenly throughout.
- Avoid burning or charring your meat by flipping it every couple of minutes. It’s a myth that you shouldn’t flip your meat! The hotter the grill, the more often you should turn it.
DIY Sauce Recipes
Though Stubb’s BBQ Sauce is delicious on its own, here are some sauces you can make yourself to kick things up a bit.
Mustard + Original BBQ Sauce: ¼ cup mustard to every 1 cup of BBQ
Bang Bang Sauce: Mix together 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 3/4 cup Stubb’s BBQ sauce, 1 heaping tablespoon of hot sauce and either a tablespoon of honey or some brown sugar depending on what I am cooking.
Spicy Mayo: ½ cup of mayonnaise and 3 tablespoons of Stubb’s Spicy BBQ sauce
Not Just Basic BBQ
- For a sweeter BBQ sauce – add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoon honey to 1 cup of Original BBQ
- To give your BBQ sauce a spicy kick – add habanero peppers to 1 cup of Original BBQ (add as many as you like depending on your level of spice)
Molly’s Burgers with Stubb’s BBQ Sauce
All of us in this family make really good burgers, but Molly made these last night. We couldn’t do them on the grill, so we cooked them in the skillet. They were really good. You can add the BBQ sauce right to the mixture if you’d rather, and you can top them with whatever you like on your burgers.
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/4 t. pepper
- 1/2 t. garlic
- 1 T. bacon bits
- 1 T. onion
- 2 T. Stubb's BBQ Spice Rub
- 1 T. worcestershire sauce
- 1 lb. ground chuck
- Mix all of the ingredients and form into 3 or 4 patties
- Grill until done
- Top with cheese, if desired
- Top with red onion and Stubb's BBQ sauce
Stubb’s has a lot of recipes on their website, so you are sure to find something you’re going to want to include in this summer’s BBQs! Be sure to try my angel food cake with berries recipe for your dessert! It is nice and light after a huge burger!