Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
- 1 cup water
- 3 ounces light corn syrup
- 1⁄4 cup tomato paste
- 1⁄4 cup vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt substitute
- 1⁄8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 dash paprika
- 1 dash garlic powder (or more, to taste)
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat and whisk until smooth.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes or until mixture is thick.
- Cool, then store in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight so that flavour can develop.
Are you tired of ketchup on everything, but don't want the overload of spicy of regular BBQ sauce? This is it! I made it exactly the way it said. I let it simmer for 65 minutes and got a ketchup consistency when it cooled. It turned out as a wonderful barbecue flavor but so mellow. I used it on a meatloaf and it was so much better than regular ketchup! I can see putting it on a hamburger or dipping fries in it.
I doubt I'll spend the $$ on bought BBQ sauce again. This was really simple and easy to do. I did add a bit of peri peri powder and some Worcestershire sauce though. I also found it thickened up long before 45 minutes!! This will be good on just about anything.
I tried this recipe but I didn't let it cook on the stove for 65 minutes. I just let it come to a boil and simmered for 15 minutes. I par-cooked pork buttons, put them in a pan, then I poured the BBQ sauce to cover the riblets and I baked them for 60 minutes. They turned out to be the best I have ever had.