Saturday, May 24, 2008

Barbecue Sauce

Whenever I barbecue I like to make my own BBQ sauce, it just tastes so much better than the bottled stuff. I like a really sweet barbecue sauce, so I use quite a bit of sugar, but you can cut this down as much as you like according to your taste. This recipe makes enough sauce for a whole chicken, or about 6 breasts.

Barbecue Sauce

1 Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon Ancho Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
½ Cup Brown Sugar
½ Cup Cider Vinegar
1 Cup Ketchup

In medium saucepan, sauté onion in a little oil until soft. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes for flavors to blend together. You can add more chili powder to make it spicier if desired and can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking as well.

1 comment:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Great basic sauce! Next time, try adding a bit of tamarind or hoisin, to take it in a different direction. It's so much fun to play with sauce ingredients!