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Popcorn drizzled with butter then tossed in a sweet and smokey homemade BBQ powder for a fabulous gourmet flavored popcorn made at home. This post was originally published in January 2014.
Popcorn, popcorn everywhere! Last week my house looked like a popcorn factory. I had popcorn on the stove top, popcorn in the microwave, and popcorn sitting in bowls all over the kitchen and dining room.
You might wonder why I had this much popcorn all over my house and the reason is simple. On Christmas Eve I decided I wanted to make gourmet flavored popcorn for everyone in my family. Each year I make a variety of homemade goodies for my family and this was a last minute addition.
I had seen a post on gourmet popcorn on a friends blog and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I ended up making six different flavors of popcorn, some sweet and some salty, and everyone in my family enjoyed the flavors they received.
Today I’m sharing the recipe for Gourmet BBQ Flavored Popcorn which is my favorite. It’s hard to beat the smokey and slightly sweet flavor of homemade BBQ powder on top of buttered popcorn. If you are looking for my other flavors I’ve made:
- Pizza Flavored Popcorn
- White Cheddar Ranch Popcorn
- Nutella Marshmallow Popcorn
- Popcorn Bar for a Movie Party
- Pink Lemonade Popcorn
While you can use microwave popcorn I really prefer to pop my own. It’s cheaper and it’s better. I got an amazing set of pots and pans from Italic and I used the 3.5 quart saute pan with a lid. It also has a handle on the side of the pan so it’s super easy to lift it off the heat once the popcorn has finished popping.
If you haven’t heard of Italic you need to check them out! They have over 1000 products and counting from the same manufacturers as the top luxury brands, sold at prices without the markups. The Zest 7-Piece Ceramic Cookware Set I received is from the same manufacture that makes All Clad and Calphalon and these pans are amazing!
So whenever I make my popcorn I like to use 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan wit 1/3 to 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels. Then I put the lid on and heat it over medium high heat until the popcorn has popped up and the lid begins lifting up. It’s an easy and delicious way to pop popcorn.
For this recipe you will need:
- brown sugar
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
The great thing about this recipe is how easy it is. You simply pop the popcorn, drizzle with butter, and toss with the homemade BBQ powder. That’s all there is to gourmet flavored popcorn!
Also, this BBQ powder is great on other things as well. I use it as a rub on chicken or pork before grilling it. I mix it with a little oil and vinegar and use it as a beef marinade. Sometimes I sprinkle it on my baked potatoes along with some butter. It’s super versatile.
So if you are looking for an awesome after school snack or easy to make Game Day snack give this Gourmet BBQ Flavored Popcorn a try!
- 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 t. onion powder
- 8 c. popped popcorn
- 4 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
1. In a small bowl combine the smoked paprika, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder.
2. Pour the melted butter over top of the popcorn and toss to coat.
3. Sprinkle the BBQ mixture over top of the mixture and toss to coat.
4. Allow the popcorn to sit for 10-15 minutes before packaging.
*Store in an air tight container for 1 week.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1282mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
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