(NewsUSA) – It’s that time of the year again — time to dust off the barbecue and gather the family together to celebrate summer! As happy as you are to kick off the grilling season, that same old barbecue sauce is eventually going to wear out its welcome.
If you’re tired of traditional sauces every summer, try looking for new inspiration. Add a twist to your grilling favorites with an unlikely recipe helper: California Raisins. Raisins add a deliciously sweet zip to savory relishes and homemade sauces, and as an added bonus, all the flavor that California Raisins bring to your recipe is even better because the fruit is fat- and cholesterol-free, as well as naturally low in sodium. This grilling sauce recipe is sure to add refreshing flavor to any summer favorite:
CALIFORNIA RAISIN CHIPOTLE GRILLING SAUCE
Start to finish: 40 minutes
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
1 cup prepared barbecue sauce
1 1/2 cups California Raisins
1 cup husked and chopped tomatillos
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup chopped onions
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 to 2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo, minced, and sauce, to taste.
Combine ingredients in small saucepan; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool. Then, puree in blender or food processor.
The sauce is tops on chicken or ribs or even as a zesty dressing for juicy burgers!
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 40 (6 percent from fat), Total fat 0g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, protein 1g, Carbohydrates 9g, fiber 0.3g, Iron 0.3mg, Sodium 90mg, Calcium 9mg.
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