Can-It-Forward-Day Giveaway and Sweet BBQ Chicken Brat With Rice Recipe

Interested in learning how to make your own sauces and more with veggies you grew or from the local farmers market?  Knowing where your food came from and what is in it can be super easy when you grow and create your own meals. In today’s post I have a great giveaway sponsored by Ball Brand Home Canning and a recipe your family is going to love.

The Ball® freshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker Giveaway

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This is a super awesome tool that makes it easy to prepare your harvest to go right on the table or to preserve for later consumption.  The Ball® freshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker is a $149.oo value and can be yours just be commenting on this blog post sharing the most memorable sauce / dip you’ve ever enjoyed.   This product makes it easy to process tomatoes making up remarkable garden-fresh sauces, salsas, dips, spreads and  even your very own ketchup from a variety of fruits and vegetables . In just a few minutes the Sauce Maker can puree up to 15 quarts of fresh tomatoes saving you time, effort and avoiding mess.

FreshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker: The new Ball® FreshTECH HarvestPro Sauce Maker is the fourth countertop appliance to join the FreshTECH family, designed to make the most delicious sauces, salsas, dips, spreads and even baby food. (Retail value: $149)


This tool allows you to create sauces like a pro with homegrown produce! 

Video at New Ball FreshTech Harvest YouTube Playlist.

Sweet BBQ Chicken Brats on Rice Recipe

For the recipe below try using the  The Ball® freshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker to make your own homemade ketchup.  This is an easy and fun way to enjoy BBQ without having to heat up the grill.  I hope you enjoy the printable recipe option below. 


Sweet BBQ Chicken Brats on Rice
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Sweet BBQ Chicken Brats on Rice


  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Fully cooked chicken brats
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Ball homemade ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cidar vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, not packed
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. Cook the jasmine rice in steamer. set aside.
  2. Chop the chicken brat into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  3. Heat skillet and 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Add chicken brat and brown on each side. (about 6 minutes)
  4. Remove the brat pieces - set to side.
  5. add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to hot skillet and saute onions..
  6. Add in the ketchup and vinegar.
  7. Mix in well the brown sugar, mustard, and Worchestershire sauce.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, and allow to cook for about ten minutes.
  9. Add chicken brat pieces back into the skilled - move around until well coated with sauce.
  10. Scoop rice onto serving place topped with the tomato and chicken brat mix.
  11. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


In todays recipe I used a new chicken brat I found at Aldi that had sundried tomato and pesto in it.

Can-It-Forward Day

Don’t miss a day filled with live streaming on Facebook sharing great recipes from Ball brand ambassadors who will be demonstrating various canning techniques and answering any questions you may have.  Just visit Ball Canning on Facebook to watch and participate on Friday, July 22. In the true spirit of “canning it forward,” for every engagement received on the videos, whether it be a comment, like or share, the brand donate $1 to a local charity. Be sure to check out the Freshly Preserved Ideas Tumblr page, where you’ll find a “digital pledge page” allowing consumers to take the pledge to Can-It-Forward this year.  Check out the  News Release .  I want to note that I was given a The Ball® freshTECH HarvestPro™ Sauce Maker to do a review and to promote the Can-It-Forward- Day event.  Anything I’ve shared on this post was my own opinion and I’m honestly excited to be able to collaborate with such and outstanding company to promote growing healthy food.

How exciting to be able to make your own sauces … and ketchup!  Have you ever had homemade ketchup with produce from your home garden?  It is AMAZING!!!!  I want to wish you the best of luck if you decide to enter this giveaway.  I’m really excited to share more as the tomato season kicks in so stay tune and follow me on Instagram for fun videos and recipes featuring this product.

Happy Harvest,



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