Barbecue Sauce

August 4, 2012

in Recipes, Seasoning & Sauces

I am finally getting around to posting this…here it is Jess!

Sorry for the awful photo. I took it quickly.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

I served this with the slow roasted pork… my husband said the pork was so good you didn’t need the bbq sauce but others loved the added flavor.

Some added it to everything :-)

So if you are going to BBQ this weekend? Here is your sauce!!!

Note: Plan ahead. Let this sauce simmer for at least an hour – longer if you have the time. This recipe makes A LOT of sauce – about 7 cups! You can freeze it. I forgot this step…total bummer. So freeze it peeps.

Barbecue Sauce


2 cups ketchup – I love Annie’s organic much better flavor then the rest!
2 cups tomato sauce – I use Muir Glen Organics
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
4 teaspoons hickory flavored liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika – I used smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper



In a large saucepan, over medium heat, mix together all the wet ingredients and then add the seasonings.

Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for at least 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken as it simmers (and then as it cools).

Use the sauce to brush onto meats the last ten minutes of grilling or for any other recipe where barbecue sauce is used.

Once cooled, the sauce can be frozen. Thaw in the refrigerator and use as needed.

recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

JT August 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Thanks for posting! This is a must make…it was sooo delish!


anotherbiteplease August 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Glad you liked!!!!


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