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Indiana Artisan member

February 5th, 2018|

We are very proud to announce that Bonus Cole Slaw is now included in the Indiana Artisan Marketplace.

The exceptional art, fine craft and small-batch foods that thousands of Hoosiers have discovered at the annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace are available daily at the Indiana Artisan store in Carmel. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays […]

Sweet and Spicy Beef Bonus Stir Fry Recipe

June 18th, 2015|

Sweet and Spicy Beef Bonus Stir Fry
Serves 4



2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1-2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup Bonus marinade
½ cup water
¾ cup light brown sugar


1½ pounds lean rib-eye steak, cut into thin slices
½ cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil plus more as necessary
1/2 cup bias-cut scallions
1 teaspoon sesame oil


Heat the […]

Mustard BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe

June 18th, 2015|

Mustard BBQ Chicken Thighs
Serves 4


8 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
2 tablespoons Dijon or spicy brown mustard
1-2 tablespoons your favorite grilling rub
1/2 cup Bonus original or spicy barbecue sauce


The day before cooking, trim excess fat from the thighs and rub lightly with mustard. Sprinkle liberally on all sides with rub. Cover and permit to […]

Simple Grilled Marinated Salmon Recipe

June 18th, 2015|

Simple Grilled Marinated Salmon
Serves 4


4 salmon filets, skin off
1/2 cup Bonus Marinade
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges


One hour before cooking, place the salmon in a zipper bag with the marinade and make sure all surfaces are covered.
Preheat a charcoal grill and ready it for indirect cooking, or for cooking over […]

New Bonus Marinade on the Market!

June 18th, 2015|

The following article appeared in the Evansville Courier on 6/17/15.

EVANSVILLE – What is your dad grilling up this summer? Whether it healthy salmon, lean chicken breast or a big old Boston butt or slab of beef ribs, it can be enhanced with one of our locally-made sauces or marinades.

We visited with Cleon Michel — griller, […]

Bonus BBQ Sauce Almost Always gets Warm Reception

December 10th, 2014|

Original Article see in the December 2014 Evansville Courier & Press
Author: Aimee Blume: Bonus BBQ with Cleon Michel 12/17/14
Here’s another great Christmas foodie stocking stuffer — locally made Bonus BBQ, an all-purpose sauce by Evansville native Cleon Michel.
“I learned to barbecue with my uncle and his friend who worked at the old Baugh’s BBQ on […]