Down Home BBQ Popcorn

Down Home BBQ Popcorn

Yield: 8 cups


Thrill of the Grill

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning mix
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 cups air-popped popcorn
  • ¼ cup clarified butter (helps prevent sogginess; may use regular melted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke

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.


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