Tuesday, December 28, 2010

BBQ Sauce

I was craving bbq sauce tonight and didn't have any, and was too cold to go to the store, LOL, so here is my concoction. I was pretty impressed, to the point where I won't be buying any more bottled stuff anymore :) it's kind of a dinosaur bbq/sweet baby ray's hybrid, IMO. DELISH. Mairi even liked it and she does not like bbq sauce!


  • 2C ketchup
  • 2C tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4C brown sugar (I used sucanat)
  • 1 1/4
      • C apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2
          • C
  • 2T butter
  • 1/2t garlic powder
    • 1/4t chili powder
  • 1t paprika
  • 1/4t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2t cayenne pepper
  • 1t salt
  • 1t fresh ground black pepper
  • ***you could probably add some liquid smoke ~1T if you like a smoky flavor. I am afraid of liquid smoke. LOL. ***


  1. In a large saucepan over med heat, mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, molasses, and butter. Stir in garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for up to 20 minutes. For thicker sauce, simmer longer, and for thinner, less time

Also, things I will try next time: less sugar, this was very sweet, which I'm a fan of, but it could make it a bit more savory (and less calories, which I'm a bigger fan of :D) w/ less sugar. Also I'm thinking maybe tomato paste if you wanted a thicker bbq sauce instead of tomato sauce.

I'm anticipating it's only going to get better as it sits in the fridge, so I'll update on how/if the flavor changes or deepens as it melds together over time.