Nothing beats the flavor of homemade BBQ sauce. It’s sweet, tangy, and smoky all at once – with a flavor that’s impossible to replicate with store-bought varieties. Plus, making your own BBQ sauce from scratch is surprisingly easy. All you need are a few simple ingredients, and you’ll have a delicious sauce that you can use on chicken, ribs, and more.
Making your own BBQ sauce is easy, and you don’t need to worry about stocking up on fancy ingredients. All you need is:
- 1 cup tomato ketchup
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for a spicier sauce)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
Making your own BBQ sauce is surprisingly simple:
- In a medium saucepan, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, and cayenne pepper (if desired).
- Stir everything together until well-combined.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
- Once the mixture has reached a boil, reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the sauce has cooked for 10 minutes, remove it from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the sauce has cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
For each serving (2 tablespoons), this BBQ sauce contains the following nutrition information:
- Calories: 34 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Sugar: 7 g
- Sodium: 135 mg
- Fiber: 0 g
This homemade BBQ sauce is a great way to add flavor to meats, vegetables, and more. It’s low in calories and fat, and it’s much healthier than store-bought varieties. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make – all you need is a few simple ingredients, and you’ll have a delicious BBQ sauce ready in just 15 minutes.
If you’re looking for something a little different, you can customize this BBQ sauce to meet your tastes. Feel free to add more chili powder or cayenne pepper for a spicier sauce, or experiment with different spices like smoked cumin or garlic powder. You can also add a splash of bourbon or a tablespoon of honey for a sweeter flavor. The possibilities are endless!
No matter what you’re cooking, this homemade BBQ sauce is sure to make your dishes taste better. It’s perfect for barbecues, potlucks, and everyday meals – so why not give it a try?