Candy and Smoky Selfmade BBQ Sauce


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I at all times discover it thrilling once I study to make a typical condiment at dwelling. When it’s one thing I exploit quite a bit and at all times appear to expire of, like honey mustard, it’s much more satisfying.

Just lately, I used to be going to be making ribs and I used to be out of BBQ sauce. Somewhat than making a visit to the shop, I made a visit to the kitchen. It took just a little tweaking however I’m proud of the consequence. And now I can use it to make BBQ chicken nachos!

The Anatomy of a BBQ Sauce

Most individuals are effectively conscious that barbecue sauces differ by area and private desire. There’s the thick smoky-sweet form that originated in Kansas Metropolis and the thinner extra vinegary form from the Carolinas. Extra particulars 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 steadiness it out with a spread of spices. Some individuals use liquid smoke (a bottled smoky water substance) to realize the smoky taste of BBQ sauce, however I want 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 completely match into anyone class. It’s fairly thick, just a little bit candy, just a little bit spicy, and has a pleasant vinegar tang. I recommend making and tasting and adjusting till you get a sauce that you just love.

Making Barbecue Sauce and Condiments at Dwelling

I’ve switched to a number of home made condiments over time. I’ve accomplished it progressively, including one right here and one there. I believe I’d 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 into second nature to have a quantity within the fridge.

I believe 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:



Selfmade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Make candy, smoky, tangy barbecue sauce at dwelling with frequent substances which are most likely in your cabinet or fridge.


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk collectively all of the substances aside from the water.

  • Carry to a simmer over medium warmth, whisking often.

  • 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 needed and use as you’d any BBQ sauce.


Customise the candy, bitter, and spicy components of this recipe to make the proper 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

Do you make your individual barbecue sauce?