Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Making delicious food from wholesome ingredients is key to eating healthy. Most store bought BBQ sauces contain fructose corn syrups and a chemistry degree is required to interpret the ingredient label. Here is a homemade barbecue sauce recipe that I like to use for ribs, chicken, and sometimes burgers.
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-Tbsp Avocado/Olive oil
- 3/4 6oz can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2.5 tbsp molasses
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp whiskey or bourbon
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (dash)
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- In a medium pan cook onion and garlic in hot oil until tender
- Stir in tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, cayenne, Worcestershire, and Salt
- Bring to boil, reduce heat simmer for 30 minutes. Depending on how thick you’d like the sauce, you may want to add a couple tablespoon of water.
The key to this recipe is to cook off the whiskey and use water to control consistency.