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Does anyone have a recipe for homemade barbeque sauce?

I love using barbeque sauce on chicken or ribs, but I HATE looking at the ingredients and seeing that danged high fructose corn syrup!

I'm wondering how to get that thick rich texture and flavor in a homemade sauce... anyone?

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Asked by ChapelleCDH at 9:03 AM on Oct. 5, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • ketchup
    mustard (1/5 of the ketchup...if you use 1 c of ketchup use 1/5c of mustard)
    2TBSP each of brown sugar and honey
    pickle juice (to taste)
    1 tsp lemon juice.
    You can add more of each ingredient to get the taste you want. HTH!

    Answer by Jessy0419 at 11:16 AM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • I have a few that are really good. Here's the first:
    Thick & Sticky BBQ Sauce:

    2 cups ketchup
    1 cup molasses
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp each chili powder, paprika, granulated onion, and granulated garlic
    1/2 tsp each allspice, cinnamon, mace, and fresh ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp liquid smoke (optional)

    Combine in a saucepan over low heat. As soon as it's all smoothly blended,
    you can use it. This one gets nice and caramelized on the grill or in the oven, so you'll need lots of napkins!



    Answer by jespeach at 4:58 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Backyard Champion BBQ Sauce

    1 3/4 cup chili sauce
    3 cups ketchup
    1 cup yellow mustard
    1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 tbsp each granulated garlic, granulated onion, freshly ground black or
    white pepper, salt, and paprika
    1/2 tbsp dried thyme
    1 tsp ancho chili powder
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp liquid smoke
    1/4 tsp cumin
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 cup honey
    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

    Combine all but the honey and brown sugar in a saucepan and slowly bring to
    a simmer, stirring occasionally. After 15 minutes of simmering, remove from
    heat and add honey and brown sugar, stirring to fully incorporate. Stir as
    you bring it back to a simmer. Store in a covered glass or other airtight
    container up to 1 month.


    Answer by jespeach at 4:58 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

    1 cup cider vinegar
    2/3 cup prepared yellow mustard
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 tbsp chili powder
    1 tsp white pepper
    1 tsp black pepper
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    2 tbsp butter

    Combine everything but the butter in a saucepan and bring to a bubbling boil
    over med heat. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter.
    That's it! Easy as can be.

    Gates & Bulls Eye sauces have no HFCS, just fyi

    Answer by jespeach at 5:02 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Thanks everyone... looks like ketchup is a base for most of them... I'm not a HUGE fan of ketchup in general though (all the sugar...blah!)

    Jespeach, thanks for your SC sauce! I am from SC and LOVE the mustard-based sauce for pulled pork. :) I'll definitely be writing this down to use later (though not for everything, of course... a red barbeque sauce is nice sometimes too).

    I'm still open to more recipes if anyone else sees this!

    Answer by ChapelleCDH at 10:17 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

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