It's super easy to homemake BBQ sauce. Just add a bunch of ingredients to a pot and let it simmer! You can customize it to your taste. Add sugar, honey, or molasses to make it sweeter. Add more apple cider vinegar to make it tangy. Anything you want! It's perfect for the last grilling you'll do before the weather gets too cold.
4 cups ketchup
1 1/3 cup honey
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup worcestershire sauce
1 large diced yellow onion
1 large diced bell pepper (any color)
1 TBSP Tabasco
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 TBSP garlic powder
1 cap liquid smoke
The first thing you'll want to do is chop up the onions and bell peppers into a large dice. Put a large pot on the stove and turn it on to a high heat. Drizzle some olive oil into the pot. Add onions and bell peppers to the pot.
Let the onions and bell peppers sauté and caramelize in the pan. It will usually take around 5-7 minutes. It goes a lot faster if you have a gas stove rather than electric. In the picture below, you can see the difference of when the onions and peppers first went into the pot and then when it's ready.
After they're caramelized, you're going to deglaze the pan with the apple cider vinegar. Add it into the pot and let it steam and pick up the caramelization from the onions and bell peppers. Then add the ketchup and garlic powder to the pot.
Then add the brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and liquid smoke to the pot.
Next, add the honey and mix all the ingredients together.
Let the pot simmer on low for about 30 min to a hour. The onions and peppers will be soft when it's done. You can see the coloring difference in the picture on the right.
After it's done simmering, you can either blend everything together for a thicker sauce or you can strain the bell peppers out for a thinner BBQ sauce. We strained it out in this one.
Now you can see the BBQ sauce all done. Get some ribs or chicken and get a brush and brush on the sauce on top of the ribs. Now eat and enjoy!
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