Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Homemade Barbecue Sauce



There are some recipes where bottled barbecue sauces work great. There are other recipes that require something a little more special. Today I am sharing with you my family’s favorite sauce, perfect for pulled pork sandwiches. There are so many recipes out there for barbecue sauces. I prefer a ketchup based sauce. My husband insists on lots of apple cider vinegar and molasses. We have added and perfected this recipe enough that we are both satisfied with the end result. Each person’s taste buds are a little different, so you will probably have some adjustments of your own, but give our version a try, I think you’ll like it!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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2 cups ketchup

1/4 cup molasses

2 to 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2/3 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 to 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper (depending on how spicy you prefer)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes.

Yields around 3 cups.

Source adapted from: www.foodnetwork.com/ downhomewiththeneelys

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