Homemade Organic Copycat Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce

According to the Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce vs. Marzetti Honey French Dressing video, this recipe will also double as a copycat Marzetti Honey French Dressing recipe.

 Here’s What You’ll  Need:

  • 1/3 cup organic sunflower oil; OR organic olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. raw organic honey (local honey from real honeybees)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. organic tomato paste (not heaping)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. organic dry yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. organic beet juice (from making Homemade Organic Roasted Beets)
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. organic arrowroot powder

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix all ingredients into a 2 quart Chef’s saucepan and whisk until smooth.
  2. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer; Stir until thickened, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. This mixture will thicken as it cools.
  4. Allow to cool completely before placing into a pint jar.
  5. Place a tight-fitting lid onto the jar and place into the refrigerator.
  6. This is fine to eat immediately, but tastes even better the next day after being in the refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hot Dog Chili Sauce

I have slightly adapted the recipe from Hilah Cooking.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 Tbsp.organic pasture butter; OR grass-fed beef tallow
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 organic garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1-2 whole Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapenos, finely chopped  [1/3 cup]
  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
  • 12 oz. organic porter beer; OR 1-1/2 cups Homemade Organic Beef Stock
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 tsp. organic red chili pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1/2 tsp. dry organic yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. organic Worcestershire sauce (Annie’s is great)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic jarred tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar; OR Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapeno brine (optional)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Heat butter in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until warm and bubbly.
  2. Add onion and saute for about 1 minute; Stir in the jalapeno and garlic and saute for 30 seconds more.
  3. Lay the unwrapped chunk of ground beef on top of the onion mixture.
  4. Pour in the beer or stock, then add salt, red chili pepper powder, cumin, pepper, dry yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste.
  5. Break up the ground beef into chunks.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if necessary, and add vinegar if the sauce needs a little zip.
  8. This makes approximately 1 quart of sauce.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Add the chopped bell and jalapeno peppers to a food processor; Process until finely chopped.
  2. Combine the pepper mixture with the apple cider vinegar, jalapeno vinegar, liquid pectin, and cane sugar; You can make this hotter by adding additional jalapenos or more jalapeno vinegar.
  3. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring often, until it reaches 210° to 220° Fahrenheit; Take some of the jelly and put it on a cool plate to test and see if it’s the thickness you’d like.
  4. Pour into half-pint Mason jars leaving 1/4″ headspace.
  5. Process using the water-bath canning method.
  6. This recipe yields just about 3 half-pint jars of jelly.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Medicinal Pickled Garlic

This recipe comes from Rosemary Gladstar’s book Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.  For more information about this recipe, please check out Cupcake Rehab.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A glass Mason jar with tight-fitting lid (I usually use a pint-and-a-half, but any size will do)
  • Enough peeled organic garlic cloves to fill the jar.
  • organic apple cider vinegar [Eden’s Organic is awesome]
  • raw local honey from real honeybees

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Fill the jar with garlic cloves.
  2. Pour enough apple cider vinegar over the cloves to totally submerge the garlic.
  3. Place in a warm but dark place for 3-4 weeks.
  4. After a few weeks, strain the liquid and set aside.
  5. Take half of the liquid with an equal amount of honey and add it to a small saucepan.
  6. Retain the extra vinegar for use in dressings, quick pickles and marinades.
  7. Heat the mixture over very low heat until fully dissolved and blended.
  8. Pour this back over the garlic and allow to sit for another 3 weeks in a cool dark place, like your pantry.
  9. You can eat a clove of the garlic whenever you wish, but for treating cold or flu, you should eat about 3-5 cloves a day.
  10. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Almost Heinz 57 Sauce

Wow, I am so glad that I was able to make this sauce.  The recipe that I adapted can be found here.  I added more turmeric to the recipe to get the traditional color.  Otherwise it would look much more like ketchup mixed with raisin puree.  I think it turned out pretty well.  The taste matures in the refrigerator, so allow it to marinate overnight.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/3 cup organic raisin puree
  • 1 cup organic distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup [8 ounces/ 7 ounces plus 2 Tbsp.] organic tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 2 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Basic Yellow Mustard; OR Homemade Organic French’s-Styled Classic Yellow Mustard 
  • 2 Tbsp. homemade organic applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. organic lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. pureed organic onion
  • 1 organic clove garlic, pureed
  • 4 tsp. organic turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp. Homemade Chili Powder
  • 1 pinch organic cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch organic celery seed

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Pour the 1/3 cup of raisins into a pint-and-a-half jar with 1/3 cup of water.
  2. Allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and onion to the raisins, and puree for a minute on low with an immersion blender.
  4. Put the puree and the remaining ingredients into a 2 quart chef’s saucepan.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 – 45 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Garlic BBQ Sauce

I have adapted the original recipe from Seriouseats.com.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan.
  2. Slowly bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and gently simmer until dark, thick, and richly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the sauce to a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator. It will keep for several months. (Though it never lasts that long in my household!)

Homemade Organic Big Daddy’s Carolina BBQ Sauce

I found the original recipe on About.com.

Here’s what you need:

Here’s how I do it:

  1. Mix all ingredients (except soy sauce and butter)
  2. Simmer on low for 30 minutes (be careful not to simmer too long!)
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!