Holidays that fall on Wednesday are the worst. No long weekend and having to go back to work the next day make it tough to fit in a BBQ. I had relatives in town who always like me to BBQ for them, so we cooked a bacon explosion for breakfast on the 4th of July. Now a lot has been made of bacon explosions at Draper’s recently. Congratulations to Shane and Mike for being selected to participate in the Chile Pepper Magazine Perfect Rib Challenge in Houston, TX and for there ABT stuffed bacon explosion making it into Chile Pepper Magazine in the near future.
I love bacon explosions. We usually have them with eggs on biscuits as part of a breakfast sandwich but most of my family did not want just BBQ sauce to top it off. I had to come up with something different but somehing that still said breakfast. I took a chance and mixed 2 tablespoons of Drapers Smokin Sauce with 2 tablespoons of maple (flavored) syrup (this is all I needed to glaze but you could make more for dipping if you want). I used this to glaze my bacon explosion the last 5 minutes of cooking. It took this bacon explosion to the next level. The syrup really complimented the Draper’s Smokin Sauce. The maple flavor of the syrup combined well with some of the unique ingredients and flavors that are in the BBQ sauce. It was sweet. It was salty. It was savory. It was everything you ever wanted for breakfast.
After breakfast, I thought about what else I could use this glaze on. It would be great on a pork chop or pork loin. I think my kids would like to dunk chicken nuggets in it. I would put it on grilled pineapple and serve over ice cream for dessert. I think it would be fantastic with Moink Balls. Just use Draper’s Smokin sauce for the BBQ sauce and replace the grape jelly with the syrup. The possibilities with this are endless.
I talked to Shane about what I had done and he confirmed that in competition many teams using Draper’s Smokin’ Sauce are cutting it with agave or honey in order to achieve a glazing affect. The portions Shane mentioned were a 2 to 1 mix of sauce to agave and that he really likes to add some extra spice to it for a nice sweet heat. Shane also let the cat out of the bag that the next sauce (currently in testing now at the production facility) will be this sweeter competition glaze.
I would love to get some feedback on this and see if anyone else likes the idea. If you make and use the glaze let me know what you used it on and if it was good. I will tweet out the best ones and give you credit if you leave a twitter handle. You can always tweet directly to me @qsyourdaddy. I would love to hear from some Draper’s fans. Get creative folks. Talk to ya soon.