Grilling is our favorite way to cook here in sunny Florida. We grill about 3 times a week. The best thing about cooking outdoors is that there is no dishes to clean up afterwards, no smell in the kitchen (especially when dealing with fish and seafood) and you can’t beat the smokey, charred flavor from the grilling. Grilling and barbecue sauce go hand in hand. Grilled barbecue chicken is my favorite. So making homemade bbq sauce was a no brainer for me. I have tried so many different bbq sauces across this board. Some of them can be too sweet, too vinegary and just never good enough, but this one is fantastic.
Exceptionally balanced flavors of sweet and tangy this sauce is a show-stopper. Everyone is raving about it and begging me for the recipe every time we have cook out by the pool. It is amazing for grilling, glazing, marinating and simply dipping.
My daughter is addicted! She wants barbecue everything, I mean she will deep cucumbers and carrots in it, but it is a different story.
To make the sauce is a breeze. Start with good quality ketchup with minimum ingredients and no high corn syrup, no GMO and preferably organic. Add apple cider vinegar, honey, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and seasonings. Simmer everything for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors come together. Then remove from the heat and allow to cool before storing in the fridge or using in your favorite dishes. You can add a dash of hot sauce if you like a slight spicy kick added to the sauce.
This barbecue sauce is flavorful but not overwhelming, bold but not super strong and vinegary, sweet but not sticky and sugary, with a perfect smooth consistency that is easily spreadable. It is a great compliment to your favorite dishes and quick and easy to make.