Monday, June 18, 2012

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Because homemade is just better. This is easy and way better than any BBQ sauce I ever bought in a bottle.  (Just take a look at the ingredients of that bottled sauce next time. ugh-half I couldn;t even pronounce)  There are so many different ways to create a BBQ sauce from scratch- experiment with different flavors and spices!

Note: this is a bit on the spicy side. To tone down the heat start with just a very small pinch of cayenne (or go with a mild hot sauce and use just a dash) and then progress with more to taste.

(makes about 1 cup of sauce)
  • 1 (8oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard (you can use whatever mustard you have in the fridge)
  • 3 tsp of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • big pinch of cayenne (Or you can use hot sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
  1. In a small sauce pot combine all ingredients and stir to combine.  Heat over medium low heat until it comes to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors combine and sauce thicken.  You can keep over low heat and just a slight simmer for really as long as you like.  Longer simmering means a thicker consistency.  If the sauce gets too thick for you- just add a bit of water to loosen it up.
  3. Any leftovers just put into some tupperware and store in the fridge.  You can even put in a squeeze bottle and store like that!

1 comment:

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Mmm what a great BBQ recipe for the summer, this sounds amazing! :)

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