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Fire up the Grill with @VHSauces and 50 Dollar Loblaws GC

BBQ Grilling is my absolute favourite way to cook during the summer months and sometimes well into winter.  Grilling is easy, it doesn’t heat up the house in the sweltering heat of the summer and to me, everything tastes better over an open flame.  The only thing better than grilling a savoury piece of meat, is the addition of a great sauce, like the wide selection VH Sauces has to offer.


During a recent family get together, I had the opportunity to try out some VH Sauces to see how they performed on the grill.  I typically stick to thick sauces or rubs and had never thought to use the VH sauces for worry that they would be too runny.  I will be the first to admit I was wrong; VH Sauces are more flavourful than I can concoct myself, they go a long way and are very affordable.


BBQ grilling, although easy, doesn’t always go to plan; if you’ve ever had the propane run out part way into cooking only to notice after the meal is supposed to be cooked, you know what I mean.  Here are a few BBQ grilling tips from my the This Lil Piglet grill:


1.  Always keep a record of the propane tank fill dates and approximate amounts of usage.  I like to keep an extra filled tank on hand for those moments when I have underestimate the usage of the tank and we are smack dab in the middle of grilling our meal.

2. Marinate your meat in a flavourful sauce for about 6 hours to ensure the sauce penetrates the meat for tenderness and full flavour.

3.  Turn the heat up.  Sear the outside of the meat on the grill for a couple minutes on each side to lock in the flavour and juices.

4. Turn down the heat. After searing for approximately 2 minutes, turn the heat down to low or medium low until your meat is finished cooking to perfection.  I like to add a little extra sauce right after flipping to cook a layer on the outside of the meat.

5. Serve hot off the grill.  If you are cooking a side dish on the grill and it is done cooking, you can put it off to one side and turn off the flame on that side while continuing to cook the rest of your meal on the other side.  This way you are guaranteed to have everything the same temperature when serving the meal to your guests.


My absolute favourite was the Tandoori VH Sauce but for the recipe I served my guests I actually combined this sauce with the Pineapple VH Sauce to create a marinate for steak.  After a sufficient marinading period, I placed the steaks on the grill in a tinfoil pan sprayed with Pam to avoid any drips and flareups; surprisingly the sauce stayed thick,  especially with a little heat.  I grilled a few extra pineapple chunk to add to the flavour experience and what resulted was a perfectly grilled medium-rare steak with a tangy sauce that everyone enjoyed.  My guests were asking how I made the sauce.  It’s simple, I used one jar of the VH Tandoori sauce and mixed in 1/4 jar of the VH Pineapple sauce and marinated the meat in the sauce for 6 hours, adding in the extra pineapple chunks before grilling.  You can buy both of these at any grocery store with the rest of the VH Sauce line of products.  What are your favourite flavours?


I hear a lot from fellow moms that the dads do the grilling but I can tell you, moms can grill just as well.  Combine my tips above and VH Sauces and grilling is made easy for everyone.  For more exciting tips, sauces and recipes, head over to the VH Facebook page and join me in conversation.



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To help you get your grill on this season This Lil Piglet is giving away a $50 Loblaws Gift Card for you to purchase and try out your very own VH Sauces and BBQ meal. I’d love to hear your thought on these products.  Open to Canada only; enter in the form below.
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Disclosure – I am participating in the VH Grill to Thrill Blog Tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of VH. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.


35 comments on “Fire up the Grill with @VHSauces and 50 Dollar Loblaws GC”

  1. We love to marinade steak and then have corn on the cob with it

  2. i like the vh medium rib sauce!!! its even great on rice!

  3. Marinade chicken with tandoori sauce by VH sauces and BBQ! Yummy!

  4. I like marinating my steak in italian dressing… Thanks

  5. I like to go to Korean store to buy their rib sauce to marinate steaks or ribs and sometimes, I like to add black pepper and garlic with the sauce too

  6. I love marinating chicken in Italian salad dressing. Simple and easy!

  7. Honey Garlic sauce is a great marinade for chicken!

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  9. We like to use dry rubs on our meats and Diana BBQ sauces

  10. The VH medium sauce is a staple in our home. I have cubed pork, and made kabobs with pineapple and green pepper. Grill them and brush on the sauce. Amazing.

  11. I’ve never marinated anything before, maybe it’s time I gave it a try!
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  12. I dont have a marinating recipe,,I usually just put salt & pepper on my steak,pork chops,or chicken,,then bbq sauce..I could use some great ideas! Thanks.

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  13. We like to cook in Italian dressing from the bbq to in the oven.

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  14. I like using Kraft asian sesame dressing as a marinade!

  15. I love teryiaki , so some soya sauce and ginger and brown sugar and lemon makes a nice sauce, but Vh teyiaki is so much easier and tastes great

  16. I love Tandoori marinated chicken

  17. I love a simple lemon, oregano, garlic and thyme marinade.

  18. some soya sauce, garlic, pepper, salt and honey

  19. I use Italian salad dressing mixed with hp sauce, ketchup, bullseye bbq sauce, and a dash of lea perrins, so good, I marinate my steak for a few hours and it tastes great!

  20. A good one is soy sauce, honey, chopped garlic, chopped onion and some olive oil.

  21. soy sauce,vinegar, garlic powder, ground ginger, vegetable oil, green onions,black pepper and honey is a recipe we use all the time to marinade both chicken and beef before grilling

  22. We love chicken marinaded with swiss chalet.

  23. I like to us a hickory smoke dry rub

  24. My husband always marinates the steaks. I am not sure what he uses but I am sure he would love some VH sauces to try

  25. Soya sauce, straight up! It’s all I have time for but these sure look yummy!
    Thanks for making this open to Canadians.

  26. I actually use VH dry garlic on my ribs. I put them in the oven on low 275* and let them cook most of the day…they are falling off the bone and are so very good. Even thinking about it makes my mouth water…Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. usually a dry rub on meat

  28. I like to use a mixture of soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, leftover wine,lemon juice,brown sugar, and salt and pepper.

  29. I like to marinade ribs in BBQ sauce for the grill

  30. We are huge fans of soaking up a teryaki sauce before griling

  31. I like to make a mixture of orange juice and thai chili sauce.

  32. BBQ grilling is my favorite too especially when it is marinade. Thank for the review of VH sauces.

  33. yogurt for chicken

  34. bbq sauce on ribs. boil them til they are cooked well and tender, marinate in the sauce, and then finish them off on the grill. serve with corn on the cob, coleslaw and baked potatoes and I’m in heaven 😀

  35. I use BBQ sauce on everything I grill

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