How To Make BBQ Sauce
Posted in Condiments and Sauces, How To on Friday Sept. 26, 2014, 8:20 a.m.
Whenever I get the "craving" for BBQ sauce and I'm at the grocery store looking for one, I find that I leave empty handed because they always have *some* kind of ingredient that doesnt work for me. Not to mention a ton of salt. So now, I just make my own. This makes it easier in several ways: it's cheaper to make it than buy it (especially organic and processed stuff free), it takes all of 5 minutes to whip up and then 10-15 minutes simmering.
It also menas that you can experiment with 1,000 different ways to spice it up and flavor the base. The base is easy, I even use tomato paste instead of ketchup. So the main ingredients that you'll need is a can of tomato paste, some vinegar, a sweetener, a salt substitute and some spices and herbs. You'll also need some water to thin it all out.
Just combine the ingredients to taste and add in the spices and herbs of your choice. Another great additive to consider is liquid smoke to give a nice traditionnal quick to your sauce. Give it a taste. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, taste it againa nd adjust if necessary and let cool completely before jarring and putting it in the fridge at least overnight. I've included a recipe thatI use often when I make pulled jackfruit.