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Chili Beef with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

I always associate the Victoria Day long weekend with the start of summer. School may still be in session, but it’s the time of year that I normally get the house prepped for the nice weather. That usually involves installing the air conditioners in the windows and bringing out the barbecue and making sure it’s ready to go for some summer grillin’.

One of my favourite things about summer is our backyard barbecue parties.I love attending them at other people’s houses, but most of all I love hosting! I mean what’s not to love- a delicious meal fresh off the grill, cold drinks in hand and the company of friends and family! I call it my Summer Bliss.

One of my favourite grill recipes that our family loves (kids included!) is one I’ve been grilling up each summer for as long as I can remember: Chili Beef with Homemade Barbecue Sauce. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s also always a crowd-pleaser. I can’t get enough of the barbecue sauce. It’s so good!

Pair it up with a fresh salad and a grilled baked potato and you’ve got a meal to impress!

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the onion, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder. Pour the marinade over the steak in a shallow baking pan and marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature or for 2 to 3 hours in the fridge.

Remove steak from marinade and set marinade aside. Cook the steak on the grill until you reach your desired doneness.

While your steak is grilling, add canned tomatoes, brown sugar, mustard powder, Sriracha chili sauce and the remainder of the marinade in small saucepan on the stove. Cook on medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes and then reduce to low until ready to serve.

Pour barbecue sauce over top of the steak or use a dipping sauce. Makes about 5 to 6 servings.

Dressed to Grill Event at Old Navy

Old Navy is also getting ready to kick off the summer with a Victoria Day sale! During the long weekend from May 16th to 19th, save 30% on everything in the stores. Then the weekend after from May 23rd to 26th, save 50% on everything in the stores.

I’ll be checking out our Old Navy store to take advantage of this amazing sale and getting some summer outfits for myself and the girls. It’s time to get dressed to grill!

Wait, there’s more! Every Old Navy store will be giving away a Weber Grill on Saturday, May 17th. When you arrive at your local Old Navy store, you’ll see a URL featured on signage.Visit that URL and fill out a short registration form for a chance to instantly win a grill. Think of all the recipes you can make on your new grill and you can try my Chili Beef with it too!

What’s on your grill this summer?

Yield: 6

Chili Beef with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

A real crowd pleaser!

Ingredients:

  • ​2 lb. steak cut of your choice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes with juices
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp Sriracha chili sauce

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the onion, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder. Pour the marinade over the steak in a shallow baking pan and marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature or for 2 to 3 hours in the fridge.
  2. Remove steak from marinade and set marinade aside. Cook the steak on the grill until you reach your desired doneness.
  3. While your steak is grilling, add canned tomatoes, brown sugar, mustard powder, Sriracha chili sauce and the remainder of the marinade in small saucepan on the stove. Cook on medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes and then reduce to low until ready to serve.
  4. Pour barbecue sauce over top of the steak or use a dipping sauce.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Old Navy Memorial Day. The opinions and text are all mine.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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