What if we make BBQ sauce?
Matt thought, no way. That's gotta take hours.
Nah, I figured. I bet we can find a quick recipe. I'm pretty sure Ive seen Rachael Ray make it.
Ok, but its your life on the line, Matt told me.
Ok, I replied.
Yep. Such is life between us. But now back to the sauce.
This recipe is in fact very quick to make and takes a small amount of ingredients. The best part is that you can make it your own by adding whatever ingredients you want or happen to have in stock at the time. It is incredible! I promise you, you will never want to buy BBQ sauce again. We haven't. We always make it now.
We adapted this recipe from Rachael Ray's Original Smokey BBQ Sauce. We loved hers, but we wanted to have a bit of a kick to ours, so we changed it up just a little bit.
Here are the soldiers that went into battle for us. Oh, and pretend you see ketchup here, and you don't see a sliver of chocolate melts in the background. That could really get things confused. Lets not go there.
Start by adding the ketchup to a saucepan.
Oh and just a side note, the BBQ sauce should look like BBQ sauce, so if it seems a little too red, or tastes too much like ketchup, adjust your ingredients to be more like BBQ sauce. It probably needs more Worcestershire sauce or paprika.
You can put this BBQ sauce on anything you would put store bought BBQ sauce on. We add it to BBQ bacon burgers, BBQ chicken pizza, BBQ chicken, and we sometimes even put it on our desserts. Just kidding about that one. I think.
This stuff is just so good guys, you have to make it this week. And if you are wondering what to put it on, come back here later this week and see our homemade BBQ chicken pizza with the homemade BBQ sauce, and homemade pizza dough! You may think this is super difficult, but all of these are so easy. Come back here to see :)
Adapted BBQ Sauce:
-1 500ml (16.9oz) bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup
-4 large cloves of garlic/ 1/2 Tbsp crushed garlic
-3 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
-4 Tbsp maple syrup
-4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
-2 Tbsp cider vinegar
-2 tsp paprika
-pepper to taste
-1 tsp Masterfoods BBQ seasoning
-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (yum spice!)
-Add all ingredients to saucepan.
-Bring to boil over medium heat.
-Reduce temperature to low, let flavors combine for 15 minutes.
-Add to favorite foods.
Guess what! I learned how to add a printable recipe to the blog. So much fun!
Here is the Printable Recipe for you to try! Please try it out! Print the recipe, make it, and please let me know your feedback!
I hope you guys enjoy this!