Sunday, July 18, 2010

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Wow! Who knew homemade BBQ was easy to make and as delicious as some of the bottles you buy in the stores?  This recipe was extremely cost effective because I always have the necessary ingredients on hand in my kitchen at all times. I'll admit though at first I didn't know if the sauce would work out, because it had such a strong odor as it was cooking.  However, the final product was delicious with a wonderful balance of tangy sweetness.  I definitely recommend trying this recipe before you go out and buy an expensive bottle of sauce.

Source:  Joelen's Culinary Adventures, adapted from The Neelys


2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.

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