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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BBQ Sauce

One of the first things I ever made  from scratch was BBQ sauce. I had run out and needed some for dinner. I must have looked in a dozen cookbooks - this was in the olden days you know BI (before internet). What I came up with was really good - it was a mixture of several different recipes - which is what I do. Recently I needed BBQ sauce and this is what I came up with - it is good and spicy.

BBQ Sauce

1 TBS coconut oil (olive oil or butter would work also)
1/2 a small onion chopped small
1 garlic clove, chopped fine
1 cup of ketchup - I used organic - homemade would be amazing
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 TBS brown sugar
2TBS Dijon mustard
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup molasses
1 TBS chili powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
3/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste. (I use about a 1/4 tsp each)

Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add onion and garlic. Cook stirring often until softened - 3-5 min.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer gently stirring occasionally until it thickens slightly. It keeps in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

This is amazing to baste chicken, beef, pork or sea food during the last couple of minutes of grilling. I also use it to make pulled pork. Serve extra sauce on the side for dipping. What do you put BBQ Sauce on?

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  1. Homemade barbeque sauce beats storebought any day!

  2. YUM! I've been looking for a good homemade BBQ sauce recipe. This looks like it'll fit the bill!
    I'm lookin' forward to reading about your other kitchen creations!
    And thanks for dropping in on my blog the other day - I loved hearing from ya.

  3. LOVE homemade bbq sauce...this looks awesome! Where's my ribs when I need them, LOL...

  4. You are right on the mark - a homemade BBQ sauce rocks. You can make it much better, and healthier, when you do it yourself. Yum!

  5. This looks scrumptious, and healthy! Now, I have to convince dh it's time to replace the grill!

  6. 3 Studies SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually burn fat by eating coconut fat (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!