Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

It is suppose to get up to 90 today.  The weather is like a roller coaster for May.  Since it is going to be like summer, thought I would share homemade barbecue sauce with you to use for your grilling tonight.  Get out the chicken, pork chops or ribs.  It goes great on all of it. 

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 cups ketchup
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Red pepper flakes or cayenne for heat (Start small and continue to taste and add until you have the heat you desire.)

In a large saucepan heat canola oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add ketchup and 2/3 cup water, bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients simmer for 10 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally.  Add the heat last and keep adding until you have the desired heat you are looking for.  I like a little heat, but everyone is different.  I usually use about 1/2 tsp. of pepper flakes and that is plenty hot for me.

Let cool and transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender; puree until smooth. Pour into a mason jar and store in the refrigerator.  It keeps for weeks.

Have a great day, be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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