The recipe below calls for an ingredient that many people only think of once a year – Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce. I honestly buy cranberry sauce year round. I serve a great deal of chicken and cranberry sauce is an excellent side dish for poultry.
Not only is it convenient and delicious, it’s VERY healthy, so I want to feed it to my family as often as possible. It’s also a great accompaniment to summer sandwiches and winter paninis. As a matter of fact, I often put jellied cranberry sauce smack dab on my sandwiches. Ham, turkey, chicken… outrageously delicious!
Naturally, I buy it by the cartloads when Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter roll around. Cranberry sauce is as big a tradition as dressing, ham, and green bean casserole.
It also makes a fast, easy, and healthy snack for watching ballgames, movies, or The Biggest Loser. Just slice it onto a platter, throw on some of your favorite nuts (pecans are my favorite nuts to pair with cranberry sauce) and grapes and have at it! The tart deliciousness of the cranberry sauce mixes beautifully with the nuts and grapes.
It plays very well with others.
Cape Cod Barbecue Sauce Recipe
1 14-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Whisk vigorously and frequently. Reduce heat to a low boil. Simmer 20 minutes, whisking occasionally. Cool to room temperature or chill until needed. Use as a barbecue sauce for poultry, pork or beef.
Makes 2 cups.