Down Home BBQ Popcorn

Thursday is popcorn lovers’ day and popcorn is the quintessential movie snack. Here is a great recipe from the Popcorn Board.

Everybody loves a barbeque. Whether you’re firing up the humble hibachi or a high-tech heater, if you’re an outdoor
gourmet, chances are you’ve got a special barbeque recipe.

There’s a primal draw to the barbeque that comes from tossing a slab of meat onto an open flame and being allowed to eat with your hands, licking every savory morsel from your fingers. The best barbeques produce a moist, fall off the bone meat, but it’s the flavor that sets it apart from just another cookout. A great barbeque recipe produces just the right amount of tang, smokiness, heat, and sweet for a savory meal.

But what if you’re looking for a lighter snack with an equally mouth-watering appeal and one that you still get to cook
over an open fire? When you’re in the mood for the flavors of a barbeque, try this Down Home BBQ mix to sprinkle over popcorn.

Finger licking good!


Down Home BBQ Popcorn


2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning mix

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon chili powder

8 cups air-popped popcorn

1/4 cup clarified butter (helps prevent
sogginess; may use regular
melted butter)

1 teaspoon liquid smoke


Yield 8 cups


1. Combine brown sugar, Cajun seasoning mix, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder in a small bowl.

2. Melt ¼ cup butter. Cool slightly, then pour off the clear melted butter layer into a small bowl. Discard the opaque
milky solids that remain behind.

3. Stir the liquid smoke into the butter.

4. Place popcorn in a large bowl, and drizzle it with butter mixture. Toss to coat the popcorn well.

5. Sprinkle sugar-seasoning mixture over popcorn and toss to distribute evenly.

6. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.

Note: Liquid smoke can be found with the barbecue sauces/condiments section of large grocery stores.