Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Finger Lickin’ BBQ Sauce

Meet my favorite BBQ Sauce.

I’m fairly certain it’s not like any other you’ve had before. This was adapted from a family recipe that’s been passed down through the years… I changed it up a bit (can’t go giving away all the family secrets ;))and made it to my liking and BOY is it good!!!

This is the sauce we used on our ribs for the rib-off we entered at church. One of the comments on the judging cards was, “Best sauce EVER. It’s like a party in my mouth!” haha And there you have it…

Use my favorite BBQ Rub¬†& rub it on a pork butt or some baby back ribs… slow cook those babies and finish¬†them off with this sauce. Oh. My. Word.

Some recipes that would go GREAT with this Sauce (excuse some of the old and hideously orange-ish photos haha):

Take advantage of the summer heat… break out your grills and keep your kitchens cool! Barbecue the heck out of something, ya’ll!

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Finger Lickin' BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

36 oz ketchup
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup A-1 sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper (less if you can't handle the heat)
2 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon liquid smoke

Directions:

Whisk ingredients together in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, reduce heat to low, and keep warm until ready to use!

Store extra sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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15 Responses to “Finger Lickin’ BBQ Sauce”

  1. 1

    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 17, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    I need to get my butt in gear and make some BBQ sauce. I have been far too lazy for far too long :)

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — July 17, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    This sounds heavenly! Does the black pepper really add some spice? Because I love me some heat!

    • Tina replied: — July 17th, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

      surprisingly it totally does! Cayenne is usually my go-to for heat… but the black pepper does the trick in this! :)

  3. 3

    Chels R. — July 17, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    I need to make this. Where does one find liquid smoke though?

  4. 4

    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 18, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Your BBQ sauce sounds amazing! I just love making BBQ sauce, it’s so rewarding and delish!!

  5. 5

    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 18, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    This sounds amazing! Homemade BBQ sauce is the best!

  6. 6

    Julia — July 18, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    This sounds delicious and I love BBQ sauce! But I can never make my own because it has ketchup in it and I have a HUGE FEAR of ketchup! Lol. I know that its in the sauce, but if I see it being made theres no way I’ll eat it.

    • Tina replied: — July 19th, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

      you don’t like Ketchup?!!! I. would. not. survive. haha I put it on EVERYTHING. Hashbrowns, fries, burgers… all of life’s finest things ;)

  7. 7

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 18, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    The best part about my hubs not liking bbq sauce… I’d get to enjoy this myself!

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — July 18, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    I love making my own BBQ sauce. And, although I have a fave, I’ll have to give yours a shot! :)

  9. 9

    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — July 19, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Love it! I don’t use barbecue sauce very often, but I’ve been wanting to try a homemade version. This sounds awesome!

    • Tina replied: — July 19th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

      Okay, Michelle, you totally made my day commenting on my lil ol blog! ;) I LOVE reading yours!

  10. 10

    Sabrina — July 21, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    I’m going to cut down the white and brown sugar each by 1/4 cup to reduce the sugar…what do you think?

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — July 23, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this!! Sounds so perfectly balanced with the sweet and the salty. Fantastic recipe – can’t wait to try it!!

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    Ayesha Imran — August 11, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    whats A-1 sauce.How it can be replaced or substituted.
    Thanks.

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