Monday, February 20, 2012

Adapted BBQ Sauce

There was a day a few months back, when Matt (my husband of course) and I were trying to decide what to have for dinner. We always try to make dinner together, which I absolutely love! We finally settled on making BBQ bacon burgers, when the horror set in- we had no BBQ sauce! What to do?!?! The store is a whole 6 minute walk away! We wouldn't dare make our legs go that far, so in our desperation to have something quick, I suddenly had the idea.

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.

You've got ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, black pepper (coarse is better than what we have here), paprika, BBQ seasoning from Masterchef and cayenne pepper.

Start by adding the ketchup to a saucepan.

Then add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan, in no particular order.

Stir it all together and bring to a boil over medium heat. Then turn heat down to low and let simmer and combine for 15-20 minutes, or until you just cant handle it anymore and must have some now!

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.

Once the BBQ sauce has cooled, you can add it to your favorite sauce jar, or just a mason jar as we did. It just looks so pretty in there and its very easy to get out.

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!

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1 comment :

  1. Sounds wonderful - can't wait to try my own!

    I love the new printable recipe feature on your blog. What a great addition!


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