I usually opt for fina’denne’ with my food, but occasionally I love a good BBQ sauce, most especially on smoked brisket, and sometimes on BBQ chicken.
I like my BBQ sauce to be a cross between the tangy, vinegary Carolina sauce and the thick, sweet Kansas BBQ sauce.
This is an easy sauce to whip up. Chances are you have everything you need in your fridge and pantry already. If you want your sauce to be spicy, add a tablespoon or more (to taste) of chili flakes, or the hot chili pepper of your choosing.
Mix everything in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat just until it simmers. Serve immediately or keep in a sealed container and refrigerate. This sauce actually tastes better if you make it a day ahead.
Give my recipe a try the next time you’re grilling or smoking. I think you’ll like it. 🙂
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup Apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- Place all ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Whisk; cook over low heat until it starts to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately. Refrigerate any unused sauce in a sealed container.
How long will the sauce last in the fridge, i.e. shelf life? I will make it for my next BBQ. Thanks.
If you store it in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container, it should be good for a couple of weeks.