How To Make Onion Rings Sauce

How To Make Onion Rings Sauce

How To Make Onion Rings Sauce Overview

This richly flavored recipe is how to make onion rings sauce. After over a decade of food services management and speaking with restaurant staff across the Midwest and Southeast, this has been my selection of ingredients to use for the best onion rings dipping sauce. It only took a couple of years of adjustments to finalize (as I love onion rings).

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How To Make Onion Rings Sauce

Jeff Baygents
This is how to make onion rings sauce in about 3 or 4 minutes. It will remind you of some of the most popular dipping sauces available. It is extremely easy and fast to make.
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Prep 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Servings 10
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp prepared horseradish or 5 tbsp. creamy horseradish (in place of every 2 tbsp. prepared horseradish)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • ¼ tsp cayenne red pepper

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  • Ready to serve or store in fridge. Will keep about 5 days or more.

Notes

Onion Rings Recipe here:  https://darngoodrecipes.com/onion-rings/

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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DarnGoodRecipes.com™


Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce

To have the perfect side or appetizer of onion rings with dipping sauce, see below for our recipe for how to make onion rings homemade. You can make this onion rings sauce in advance as it stores well in the fridge. It will be ready and less effort when you decide to make the onion rings.

Is this good with fried mushrooms? Not really. That’s why I made a separate fried mushrooms dip. I only recommend this dipping sauce recipe for the following foods, although you can venture out further, of course.

  • fried onion rings
  • fried onion petals
  • deli sandwich spread
  • burgers

Others have suggested various onion ring sauce recipes for these uses, as well:

  • as a steak sauce (but there’s no Worcestershire Sauce in this recipe so, for flavor, I don’t recommend it)
  • French fries

See below for the recipe for onion rings homemade as well as other dips or sauces.



Questions About This Onion Rings Sauce

The Ingredients and Storage of Onion Rings Dipping Sauce

Why don’t you have salt as an ingredient? It isn’t desired in this case. The actual onion rings recipe already has enough salt.

Many alternate recipes use Worcestershire Sauce. Why don’t you? When offering taste tests during the tweaking periods, everyone liked the one without it a lot more. For recipes that do use Worcestershire Sauce, those might be the reason that some people say onion rings sauce is good as a Steak Sauce. In reviewing the contents of one of the most popular brands, Worcestershire Sauce includes anchovies, molasses, and vinegar.

Is this onion rings dipping sauce good on a blooming onion? Absolutely! As that represents fried onion “petals”, it’s kind of like a giant onion ring but just cut differently and not fully separated.

I want to plan ahead for onion rings and am trying to reduce steps. How far in advance can I make this onion rings sauce? I recommend no sooner than 3 days ahead. And then store it tightly sealed in a food container in the fridge. It can last a total of about 5 or more days, depending on your frequency of usage of the fridge.

Wikipedia has a good article on other sauces for onions here.


Recipe for a Marinade for Steak

Recipe for a Marinade for Steak

Recipe for a Marinade for Steak

This homemade recipe for a marinade for steak is easy to make as it is literally just a matter of mixing the ingredients together. I am amazed at the cost savings compared to buying a pricey marinade in the store. And, you don’t need to store it because it’s so simple. Just make it when you need it. And, you can easily compare these flavors with those experienced during fine dining. You’ll be in full control of its contents and how you cook your steak after its rested in this rich marinade.

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Recipe for a Marinade for Steak

Jeff Baygents
This marinade is incredible and best suited for steaks but can be also used for other cuts of beef such as roasts. It makes a little over a cup, which is right for about 2-3 pounds of steak. Use the "Recipe RESIZER" for larger or lesser amounts.
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Prep 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 10 Ounces
Calories 118kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • To make the marinade, combine all ingredients in a container (bowl or food storage bag). Optionally, you can cut a few deep slits into the meat, if thicker than ¾-inch.
  • Add the meat to the container used for the marinade. Cover or seal it.
  • Refrigerator Option: Place the marinating meat in the fridge (minimum of 45 minutes to a maximum of 24 hours) for cooking the same or next day.
    Freezer Option: Place it in the freezer for cooking in the future (no need for any waiting time before freezer placement). On the day before cooking, you can place it in the fridge for natural thawing and continued marinating.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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DarnGoodRecipes.com™


Other uses for Homemade Marinade for Steak Easy Ideas

Here is a list of the steaks and other meats and foods that this homemade marinade have been successfully tested with.

  • Beef Roasts
  • Beef Shish Kabobs (can marinate for 45 minutes to 2 hours)
  • Beef Tips
  • Chuck Roast
  • Delmonico
  • Ribeye
  • Flank
  • Flat Iron
  • Hanger
  • London Broil
  • New York Strip
  • Sirloin
  • Steak Tips (can marinate for 45 minutes to 2 hours)
  • Sirloin Tip Roast
  • Vegetables for Fajitas (along with the selected meat)

Marinade Containers

Besides plastic food storage bags, bowls, or containers, you can opt to use a marinade container. The advantage is that the long-term storage of a marinade might leave a stain in your other plastic storage containers. Often, the marinade containers already have a darkened color.

Ingredients for Marinating Steak

The ingredients for marinade for steak involves a good number but it serves extremely well for your planned steak dinners. You don’t add salt since the soy sauce is included. There are a lot of unique ingredients in this recipe. It has always 100% been a favorite of our guests for a number of years. They are amazed at the flavor and can’t compare any fine dining measurement of beating it.

How to use this Recipe for a Marinade for Steak

So, after you’ve made this simple steak marinade, you either pour it over the raw steaks or you add the steaks to the marinade. Either way, you then cover it and put it in the fridge. If you’re wanting to cook it soon, consider when to preheat your grill to save time. When you’re marinating wait time has passed, you can then remove the steaks and cook them. You don’t pat them dry but you do let the marinade drain off enough.

You can also use them for your recipe’s vegetables such as fajitas. I often will combine the steak and veggies in a single food storage bag or bowl.

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Meat and veggies in marinade in food storage bag

I usually put them on a platter or baking sheet and carry them out to the grill. They will initially flare up because of the oil in the marinade. Also, they will cook much darker than usual due to the soy sauce. It will be hard to tell when it’s done because of its dark colors but you can base it on your cooking skills or use of a meat thermometer.


What’s the shortest and longest times for using this marinade?

I’ve made this marinade and others many times under many conditions and the absolute shortest time of waiting for ribeye steaks to marinate is 30 minutes. It’s not 20 or 15, it’s 30 minutes. And, even then, I will cut a few slits in each steak to ensure the marinade is thoroughly absorbed. With that said, the common minimal time for other steaks is 45 minutes because some beef cuts take longer to absorb the marinade than rib-eyes.

Now, no matter how long or short you wait, your steaks will have good flavor with this marinade. However, I’ve noticed a significant difference when waiting the shorter times vs overnight. I’ve also tested it for marinating for 2 days and it’s too long. Plus, the safety of raw meat for that long in a fridge (after the grocery store) is a consideration. In any case, marinating overnight is the longest time for maximum flavor and food safety.

You can read more about steak marinating and timings here at Steak University.


Do you save the marinade for using again?

If it’s from a day old marinade, then I never do. That’s because it contains raw meat juices and that would extend its usage too long. It’s a food safety thing. But, if I’m using it for steaks again, and if the marinade is from the same day, then I do if I’m going to then freeze those steaks.


What are some good recipes to use this Steak Marinade?

You can use this steak marinade recipe on regular steaks, fajitas, and beef kabobs (shish kabobs). There is a recipe below that mentions shish kabobs. You can optionally cut up your beef or steak meat and then marinate it. Then, after it’s marinated, add it into the bowl with the veggies and follow the recipe for shish kabobs.


Dry Rub Pork Recipe – 10 Common Ingredients

Dry Rub Pork Recipe – 10 Common Ingredients

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Dry Rub Pork Recipe – Common Ingredients

Jeff Baygents
This Dry Rub Pork Recipe uses common ingredients from the pantry. It is both sweet and spicy and is designed specifically for all things pork.
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Prep 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 10
Calories 27kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients. Good for about an 8-10 lb roast.
  • Use now or store in a spice jar. If modifying recipe and adding any wet ingredients, store in fridge until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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About This Dry Rub Pork Recipe

This dry rub was designed to have sweet and spicy flavors when used with pork. You can nearly always replace a portion of a recipe to use this one. As an example, when you’re about to grill some country style pork ribs on the grill, use this rub on the raw meat in the beginning.

Other Pork Meat Ideas for this Dry Rub

Use this as a dry rub for pulled pork recipe. Or, use it as your dry rub recipe for pork tenderloin or even pork chops. Here are some other ideas that include pork ribs, pork shoulder, or pork roast. And you can use your pulled pork to make this great pulled pork sandwich with toppers.


On this ribs recipe, replace the dry ingredients with the rub. In other words, make it your dry rub pork ribs recipe instead.
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Use this as your recipe for dry rub for pork roast

Next time your grill a pork roast, try this dry rub on it. Or, use it as a dry rub pork shoulder recipe


Save Time with a Dry Rub for Pork Recipe

While some prefer marinades over a dry rub, we can all agree that you’ll save a ton of time if you use this dry rub for pork recipe. Now, there are those also that are feeling that rubs are typically better anyway over marinades, e.g., in this article here from BonAppetit.com. Whichever side you’re on, we can all agree that we always aspire to balance the trade-offs between time-savers, better flavors, and everyone’s personal preferences.

Or, for some changes, try these popular already-prepared rubs from Amazon (affiliate links shown):



BBQ Sauce Vinegar Recipe – 10 Minutes

BBQ Sauce Vinegar Recipe – 10 Minutes

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BBQ Sauce Vinegar South Carolina Sweet Southern

Jeff Baygents
This is a South Carolina and Southern vinegar-based recipe. It was made for including those that normally don't like vinegar BBQ sauces, as it's sweetened. It serves extremely well on anything requiring a vinegar-base BBQ sauce such as pulled pork, ribs, and chicken.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 24 Tablespoons
Calories 15kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¾ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp cayenne red pepper can increase up to double this amount

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan and heat on high for 2-4 minutes while stirring. When it just starts to boil, remove from heat.
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  • Can use immediately or let cool a bit and then store in fridge. Can store for about 4-8 weeks usually. Mix well before using each time.
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Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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DarnGoodRecipes.com™

About this Sweet BBQ Sauce Recipe with Vinegar

Once you find a BBQ Vinegar Sauce recipe from Carolina you like, it’s good to stick with it for awhile. But, it’s also good to make small batches of it to tweak it to your taste (or for the taste of others you serve, is even better). Some will have their own special recipe for pulled pork and another tweaked one for ribs, and so on.

Other Additives for this BBQ Sauce Recipe Vinegar Based

You can also add in some other ingredients if you want to shift its special flavor around. As mentioned earlier, you night have some different additives you might like for certain types of meats. Here are some ideas of those other additives below. Keep in mind to start out slow on new additions. It’s very easy to ruin a batch of BBQ Sauce with too much of a new flavor you want to incorporate.

Kentucky Whiskey

For example, you can add a smidgen of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey to it. Start out by using the whiskey amount that matches how much brown sugar you add. Then, up it as you go. Generally, you won’t want to exceed this amount by any more than 1/3 the amount of vinegar. Also, as you’re grilling, be extra mindful of the flammability of this ingredient when you’re brushing it on.

Yellow Mustard for BBQ Vinegar Sauce Recipe Carolina Based

If you ever tried and liked the golden BBQ Vinegar Sauce Recipe Carolina style, you might want to add in some yellow mustard. Just be sure you add that in after it’s cooled down a bit and just stir it in. The amount of this to start out with is going to be in the similar range as brown sugar used and up to double that amount. If that turns out well for you but you want more, it can then be increased further to your taste.

About BBQ Sauce Recipes

Below are some good recipes and content for a good solid foundation for how to make your own BBQ Sauce. It has info from us as well as other sites, which are all excellent. Also, here are some sources on BBQ Sauce Nutrition.

https://darngoodrecipes.com/grilled-chicken/
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BBQ Sauce Enhancements

Jeff Baygents
BBQ Sauce Additives to enhance its flavor. Includes mustard, brown sugar, mustard, onion powder. Optionally remove or adjust any of the additives.
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Prep 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 14 servings
Calories 87kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 18 oz BBQ Sauce 1 jar such as Kraft Original
  • 4 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp onion powder or ¼ diced onion

Instructions
 

  • Pull out the barbecue sauce all the additives you intend to use.
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  • Power the BBQ sauce into a mixing bowl and add in the preferred additions. Mix thoroughly. Ready to use or store in the fridge.
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Notes

Combine all ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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DarnGoodRecipes.com™

BBQ Sauce Additives

When you want to have some BBQ Sauce additions, here’s what to know. There are certain common ingredients that people will ask what to add add to BBQ Sauce that can enhance its flavor in a good way. The most popular flavors added are mustard, brown sugar, onion, and honey. Any yes, those are good to add to either tomato-based or vinegar-based BBQ sauces. Other variations might include some flavored vinegars, other spices, liquid smoke, or whiskeys. We are focusing on the most popular ones. They’re handy to know when you have that craving for a doctored BBQ sauce on your barbecued chicken or ribs.

Resources of BBQ Sauce Additions and Grilling

Here are some more articles and recipes related to BBQ sauces, their recipes, and grilling.