Friday, October 21, 2011

Barbecue Sauce

The next time you make BBQ pulled pork or chicken, definitely try making your own sauce. It makes such a huge difference from store-bought sauce and is really quite simple to do. Freeze and leftovers to use at a later date. This recipe makes about 7 cups.

2 cups ketchup
2 cups tomato sauce
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
4 teaspoons hickory flavored liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, mix together all the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken as it simmers and again as it cools. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for later use. Use the sauce in any recipe that calls for barbecue sauce.

Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.


kiwsparks said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds VERY tasty!

kathleen @ the lushers said... [Reply to comment]

It does make such a huge difference, doesn't it? We have several containers of homemade sauce in the freezer & I don't think we'll go back to store bought ever again!

julie said... [Reply to comment]

You are so right. Homemade sauce is night and day from the store bought. Your version sounds delicious!

Kitchen Belleicious said... [Reply to comment]

Looks amazing! Perfect to have on any kind of meat!

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