When it comes to cooking, I tend to be old school. I cook everything from scratch and I still use a charcoal grill. I just love the flavor of chicken with this easy and unbelievably delicious homemade barbecue sauce grilled over hardwood charcoal. It puts me in a summertime kind of mood.
I used to make it all the time following a Bourbon Barbeque Sauce recipe from Bon Appetite. Now that I have children, I have since altered the recipe, omitting the bourbon and making it a little sweeter and less spicy…perfect for children’s palette. I also added some sautéed onions and garlic to add more flavor and texture.
Homemade barbeque sauce is so easy to make and can be stored up to a week in the refrigerator. It is so delicious, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often.
- 2 cups ketchup
- ½ cup Grandma’s Original Molasses
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup minced onions
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons Paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Step 1: Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large sauce pan and sauté the garlic and onions over medium heat until soft.
Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Step 3: Bring to a boil over a medium heat then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Step 4: Continue to stir so the sauce doesn’t burn. The flavors will meld together and the sauce will thicken.
Let cool before using. It can be made up to a week ahead of time so it will be one less thing to do if you having a barbecue party.