An easy and quick recipe for sticky-sweet, tangy homemade barbecue sauce.
Barbecue sauce from scratch is easy to make. Especially if you’re working this recipe. They usually consist of a base made up of ketchup, and sweeteners like brown sugar or molasses are added, as well as tangy components, most commonly different types of vinegar, but not excluding citrus juices, like lime or lemon.
Lastly, a sauce will also possess flavor enhancers, such as onion and garlic, but in the case of this super easy, super simple sauce, we will rely on dried spices to carry us through this department. This sauce is sticky, sweet and tangy — all the things a BBQ sauce should be. It is a traditional sauce, that requires only a bit of measuring and a blender. No chopping and no sautéing involved. If you’d like the sauce to be warm, you could simply microwave it, or bring it to temperature on the stove top.
Serve it over chicken, beef, pulled pork and the like. Enjoy.
- 1 ½ cups Ketchup
- 1/3 cup Worcestershire
- 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon Water
- 2 tablespoons Honey
- 1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Cumin preferably McCormick brand
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Makes about 3 cups.
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