Candy and Smoky Home made Barbecue Sauce (BBQ Sauce)

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I all the time discover it thrilling after I study to make a standard condiment at residence. When it’s one thing I take advantage of quite a bit and all the time appear to expire of, like honey mustard, it’s much more satisfying.

Not too long ago, I used to be going to be making ribs and I used to be out of BBQ sauce. Fairly than making a visit to the shop, I made a visit to the kitchen. It took slightly tweaking however I’m proud of the consequence. And now I can use it to make BBQ rooster nachos!

The Anatomy of a BBQ Sauce

Most individuals are properly conscious that barbecue sauces fluctuate by area and private desire. There’s the thick smoky-sweet variety that originated in Kansas Metropolis and the thinner extra vinegary variety from the Carolinas. Extra particulars right here.

Most BBQ sauces include tomato sauce (or ketchup), mustard, and vinegar in addition to further spices and generally one thing for sweetness. Mine is closely tomato and applesauce-based. I add an honest quantity of vinegar and stability it out with a variety of spices. Some individuals use liquid smoke (a bottled smoky water substance) to realize the smoky taste of BBQ sauce, however I choose to make use of smoked paprika.

The great thing about making your individual is that you would be able to customise it to suit your desire. My recipe doesn’t totally match into anybody class. It’s fairly thick, slightly bit candy, slightly bit spicy, and has a pleasant vinegar tang. I counsel making and tasting and adjusting till you get a sauce that you simply love.

Making Barbecue Sauce and Condiments at Residence

I’ve switched to numerous home made condiments over time. I’ve completed it step by step, including one right here and one there. I feel I might have been overwhelmed if I’d made the change to home made chilly turkey. However since I added one at a time it’s turn out to be second nature to have a quantity within the fridge.

I feel there are two actually helpful items of kitchen gear to have for condiment making. The primary is an effective provide of pint-size mason jars with lids. They’re nice for shaking, mixing, and storing. The second is an immersion blender (stick blender). This one has further attachments so it’s good for pureeing, whisking, and chopping.

Listed below are some condiments I wish to make:



Home made BBQ Sauce Recipe

Make candy, smoky, tangy barbecue sauce at residence with widespread components which might be in all probability in your cabinet or fridge.


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk collectively all of the components apart from the water.

  • Convey to a simmer over medium warmth, whisking sometimes.

  • Scale back the warmth to low, cowl, and simmer for about quarter-hour till flavors meld, whisking each couple of minutes.

  • Let the sauce cool and retailer within the fridge.

  • Add water to skinny if crucial and use as you’d any BBQ sauce.


Customise the candy, bitter, and spicy parts of this recipe to make the right BBQ sauce for you!


Serving: 2TBSP | Energy: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fats: 1g | Saturated Fats: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 1g | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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