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'Cue up great flavor with lip-smacking dishes that celebrate the all-American institution of barbecue

America's love affair with barbecue is as deep and complex as barbecue itself. Fire, smoke, brown sugar, oak, hickory, honey, spices, molasses–with its layers of flavor and popularity among diners, barbecue continues its reign on menus across the country.

The Kraft Culinary Centre collaborated with the 2013 Kraft Barbecue Champion Pitmasters to create on-trend, versatile barbecue recipes to fit any operation. "These recipes give you a world of delicious barbecue–without taxing your prep cooks," says Barry Miles, corporate executive chef at Kraft Foodservice. "You start with a consistent, flavorful barbecue sauce and with just a few add-ins you get signature, come-back-for-more results."

Explore the delicious BBQ recipes below, created by the Kraft Culinary Team with Special Edition Recipes from our 2013 Kraft Barbecue Champion Pitmasters.

New BBQ Recipes
Bone-In Pork Chops with Gingered Peach BBQ Sauce and Tomato, Watermelon & Basil Salad

Bone-In Pork Chops with Gingered Peach BBQ Sauce and Tomato, Watermelon & Basil Salad

The star of this dish is the barbecue sauce. Chef Miles chooses Kraft Original BBQ Sauce, because of its classic sweet and spicy flavor and thick texture. He customizes the sauce for this dish by adding peach marmalade, honey and TAPATÍO Hot Sauce.

Other application for BBQ sauce: brush onto a rack of pork ribs

Cornmeal-Dusted Catfish with Rum Raisin Glaze, Hearty Greens & Hushpuppies

Cornmeal-Dusted Catfish with Rum Raisin Glaze, Hearty Greens & Hushpuppies

Catfish is an inexpensive protein that has a neutral flavor – a perfect backdrop for a crunchy batter and an unexpected Rum Raisin BBQ Sauce. Chef Miles starts with Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, then adds rum, dried cranberries, TAPATÍO Hot Sauce and fresh lemon juice.

Other application for BBQ sauce: brush on a whole roasted chicken toward the end of cooking it

Fried Shrimp with BBQ Cocktail Sauce

Fried Shrimp with BBQ Cocktail Sauce

"This is a simple recipe that tastes wonderful," says Chef Miles. Designed as a shareable or appetizer, what elevates it beyond ordinary is the dipping sauce: Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire and fresh lemon juice.

Other application for BBQ sauce: serve alongside chilled bay scallops

Glazed Beef Short Ribs with Bean Sprouts & Edamame

Glazed Beef Short Ribs with Bean Sprouts & Edamame

Rich, tender and delicious – it's hard to beat a well-prepared short rib. This one gets its beautiful glaze from a Kansas City BBQ Sauce, which stars Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce embellished with apple-cider vinegar, brown sugar and pickling spice.

Other application for BBQ sauce: use as a sauce in a roast beef sandwich

Sweet 'n Spicy BBQ Ribs

Sweet 'n Spicy BBQ Ribs

Make this your go-to ribs recipe. With a blend of Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, Kraft Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce, honey, brown sugar and crushed red pepper, you've got a craveable, delicious combination.

Different protein idea: use with grilled chicken

PITMASTER RECIPE BY 2012 CHAMPION PITMASTER BOSS HOGG
Grilled Skirt Steaks with Spring Onions and Smoky Mexican BBQ Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steaks with Spring Onions and Smoky Mexican BBQ Sauce

Skirt steaks are a great value cut, and they fit really well into a Latin build-out. Grilled spring onions, or "cebollitas," and fresh cilantro keep the theme authentic. A Smoky Mexican BBQ Sauce pushes it over the edge into memorable: Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce combined with chipotle, cilantro and fresh lime juice.

Other application for BBQ sauce: combine with pulled pork tacos

Root Beer-Glazed Chicken Wings

Root Beer-Glazed Chicken Wings

If you've got good chicken wings on your menu, you're most likely pulling in repeat business. If you need something new and wonderful—try these wings. Chef Miles deep-fries them, then tosses them in a root beer glaze, made with Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, root beer, shallots, butter, garlic and ancho chili powder.

Other application for BBQ sauce: brush onto grilled lamb chops

Pulled Chicken Biscuit with Lowcountry Vinegar Sauce, Collard Greens & Kale

Pulled Chicken Biscuit with Lowcountry Vinegar Sauce, Collard Greens & Kale

How do you improve on buttermilk biscuits? Fill them with smoky, sweet, tangy pulled chicken. Chef Miles cooks chicken thighs in Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce and chicken stock. He then pulls the meat off and adds a Low Country Vinegar Sauce, which stars Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, apple cider vinegar, TAPATÍO Hot Sauce, chili flakes and cracked black pepper.

Other application for BBQ sauce: marinade for grilled chicken breasts

Becky Sue's BBQ-Baked Bean Sandwich

Becky Sue's BBQ-Baked Bean Sandwich

Beef brisket, pork loin, pork sausage and baked beans cook low and slow with peppers, onions, peaches, light brown sugar and Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce. The flavors meld, resulting in a moist, rich, sweet and smoky BBQ experience. Sandwiched between two tender rolls, they're perfect for lunch menus and bar menus.

Other idea: switch out the buns for slider buns for minis and shareables

PITMASTER RECIPE BY 2012 CHAMPION PITMASTER JIM JOHNSON
Lee Ann's Vegas BBQ Chili

Lee Ann's Vegas BBQ Chili

Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce lends its classic sweet and spicy flavor and thick texture to this hearty chili. Easy on the line, this dish serves up BBQ comfort at its best.

Other idea: add sharp Cheddar overtop and garnish with green onion

PITMASTER RECIPE BY 2012 CHAMPION PITMASTER LEE ANN WHIPPER
Smokehouse Bloody Mary

Smokehouse Bloody Mary

Knock your customers' socks off with this bold take on the classic Bloody Mary. This one uses horseradish, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, chipotle chile pepper powder, celery seed and Kraft Thick 'n Spicy Original Barbecue Sauce. "The barbecue sauce gives it a deep, rich smokiness that takes this drink to a whole new level," says Chef Miles.

Garnish idea: add a pickle spear and a swizzle stick of beef jerky

PITMASTER RECIPE BY 2012 CHAMPION PITMASTER ROB GRAY
Lowcountry Shrimp Tacos

Lowcountry Shrimp Tacos

Succulent shrimp are marinated in Kraft Golden Italian Dressing then grilled until pink and perfect. A BBQ sauce made with Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, cranberry juice, dark corn syrup and Worcestershire sauce adds its sweet, smoky, sticky glaze, and a refreshingly crisp "slawsa" finishes these flavor-packed tacos.

Other profile: serve the shrimp on the skewers as an entrée and the slaw as a side dish

PITMASTER RECIPE BY 2012 CHAMPION PITMASTER JAKE WAIBOER
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