Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Updated September 2019

My husband has been perfecting this for 30+ years, and I think you'll love it because you can adjust all the seasonings to make it your own!  You can even add a dash or two of hot sauce!  Sticky, sweet and tangy, it gets rave reviews every time he makes it! Oh, and I even "can" some so I have it all the time in my pantry!  

If you would like to can some yourself, simply fill your jars with sauce leaving 1/2-inch headspace, cover with lids and process in boiling water bath or steam canner 20 minutes. So simple! Add this to some of his pulled pork barbecue and you'll be in heaven!

80 oz. (10 cups) organic ketchup (I use Annie's Naturals Organic Ketchup)
1 3/4-2 cups raw, local honey 
2 cup molasses (I use Grandma's original)
1  large onion finely minced
3/4 -1 cup white vinegar (more or less depending on taste)
1/2 cup spicy brown mustard (I use Gulden's)
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp + course-ground black pepper
Dash or two of hot sauce (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a large sauce pan; simmer on stove top until sauce reduces and thickens (this will take several hours (as many as 4-6 hours) on a simmer stirring from time to time to prevent sticking).

Adjust seasonings to suit your taste (we always need to add more pepper or other seasonings as the sauce cooks down).

Hand-pulled pork - doesn't that look yummy?

Oh ya, some nice Grilled St. Louis ribs!



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