I’ve been making the same BBQ sauce for years. Sometimes I’ll add a little twist (bourbon anyone?), but the base recipe remains the same. I love this sauce and you can easily tailor it to your needs. Need a thicker sauce? Cook it for a little longer. Want some more heat? Add in a dash of cayenne. This sauce is good on pretty much everything – pulled pork, chicken, burgers… I’ve even dipped some soft pretzels into it.
So, next time you need some barbecue sauce, try whipping up your own!
My Favorite Barbecue Sauce
makes about 1 quart
3 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tablepoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground mustard
1 1/2 tabespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Whisk all ingredients together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until desired consistency is reached.