Homemade Barbecue Sauce
For the Fourth of July I thought it would be fun to make some of my own barbeque sauce for my charcoal grilled barbecue chicken. 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 spicyâ€¦perfect for childrenâ€™s palette. I also added some sautÃ©ed onions and garlic to add more flavor andÂ 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 donâ€™t know why I donâ€™t make it more often.
- 2 cups ketchup
- Â½ cup Â Grandmaâ€™s Original Molasses
- Â¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 1/3Â 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
- Â½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Step 1: Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large sauce pan and sautÃ© 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 doesnâ€™t burn. The flavors will meld together and the sauce willÂ 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.