To kick off month two I will share my homemade BBQ sauce recipe which was inspired by the BBQ sauce recipe listed in the Poultry section of the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook which I’m cooking-through.
Last week we had grilled chicken and I made this sauce so I have some photos to share.
A couple summers ago my husband was grilling chicken and asked me for some BBQ sauce to put on it near the end of the grilling time. I looked in my fridge and found a bottle of some old out-dated sauce. I had been seeing various recipes to make homemade sauce and while watching those cooking shows about BBQs in the South I wanted to try my hand at creating my own. Some people love dry-rubs for meats and others love a sauce. I like both as long as the food is tasty. 🙂 I pulled out my trusty BHG cookbook and another recipe or two which I had clipped from somewhere and compared recipes for homemade BBQ sauce. I have created my signature BBQ sauce from the inspiration of BHG cookbook’s recipe and another recipe and since that day I haven’t bought BBQ sauce. This doesn’t make a lot of sauce (approx 3/4 cup) and it is always perfect for chicken, burgers, deer chipped-steak or anything else tasty. (You could double or triple the recipe as needed for your needs too)
In a small saucepan stir together the following:
1/2 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp mustard
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 tsp liquid smoke (I use Hickory liquid smoke)
Cook on the stove on a low to medium heat and stir as needed for 2-5 minutes. Do not boil.
Now your sauce is ready for whatever you want to add some pizzazz to.