With summer grilling season just around the corner, this is a recipe you’ll want to have on hand.
With just a few simple ingredients, you will have yourself a delicious BBQ sauce. We’ve been using this recipe now for months and LOVE it.
While we love our Cherry BBQ sauce, sometimes it’s nice to have a less elegant taste in a BBQ sauce. You know, a BBQ sauce that everyone likes – even kids. This recipe is simple and fits the bill for a traditional BBQ sauce.
We have it tweaked to our tastes (read – not very spicy), so feel free to add to this base to make a BBQ that satisfies your family too. It’s great on pulled pork or chicken, ribs, burgers and more!
Homemade BBQ Sauce
- 1 C ketchup, or 1 C tomato sauce + 2 T brown sugar
- 2 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. dried mustard
- 2 T molasses
- 1 T minced onion
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder or minced garlic
Begin by combining the 1 C ketchup or 1 C tomato sauce + 2 T brown sugar with 2 T cider vinegar and 2 T molasses. Stir well. Then, add in the 1 T minced onion, 1 tsp. dried mustard and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. Stir to blend.
If you are using this as a marinade – say for pulled pork or chicken, go ahead and add it to your dish when the time is right. If you’d like to use this one as a sauce – place the ingredients into a small saucepan, and heat them until the reach a slow boil, stirring often. Heat for ~10 minutes. Then, cool to room temperature, and pour into a storage container.
Use right away or store refrigerated for 3-4 weeks.