You can easily make wonderful barbecue sauces at home by starting with something you already have in your pantry. Ketchup makes a simple and versatile base for a variety of tangy, sweet, or spicy sauces. To begin, start with your basic sauce:
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoons celery seed
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Sweet and Sassy Barbecue Sauce
To the base, add 1/4 cup molasses and one teaspoon of paprika.
Rich and Hearty Barbecue Sauce
To the base, add 1/2 cup chopped onion and one teaspoon chopped garlic, both sautéed in one tablespoon butter. Stir in one tablespoon soy sauce and one teaspoon paprika.
Honey Barbecue Sauce
When making the base, instead of brown sugar, stir in 1/4 cup honey.
Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce
To the base, add one tablespoon honey and several dashes of hot sauce. Add in an additional one tablespoon vinegar.
Honey Mustard Barbecue Sauce
To the base, add in two tablespoons honey and one tablespoon mustard.
Whiskey Barbecue Sauce
In a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup whiskey for a couple of minutes and then light it to burn off the alcohol. Add this heated whiskey to your barbecue sauce base.
Tex-Mex Barbecue Sauce
To the base, add one deseeded and chopped jalapeno and increase the chili powder to one tablespoon. Stir one teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, and Mexican oregano, along with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin.
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