Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Got this off the web somewhere and modified it. It's the best barbecue sauce we've ever had, hands down! Adjust the cayenne to taste, we like it HOT!
- 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons sage
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 (32 ounce) bottle ketchup
- Combine all dry ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan. Blend in the vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and the soy sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Stir in the ketchup, being careful that the mixture doesn't pop and splatter. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- If canning, pour sauce into warm sterilized jars and process in a water-bath canner for 5 minutes. Otherwise, put into containers with tight-fitting lids and store in refrigerator.
Made for Spring PAC 2010, this BBQ sauce deserves its *Master Class* name-tag in all ways as its combo of sweet, tart & spicing works to perfection. I assure you this is high praise from this lover of BBQ who in past yrs enjoyed eating some of the best BBQ found in the Dallas, San Antonio & Austin areas. Even allowing for my BBQ passion, 6 cups is a lot of BBQ sauce for 2 people .. but it was easily reduced to 1 1/2 cups. My orig intent was to use it on spare ribs, but they were sold out at our grocery store .. so I used it as an ingredient in Sloppy BBQ Joe & as a sauce atop bacon-flavored bologna slices. Served w/potatoes & a cucumber salad, I felt home again in Texas. Thx for sharing this excellent recipe w/us. Yum! :-)
I am as picky about BBQ sauce as anyone can be and this is the absolute best!! Now if I could only find a bottled one that compares I could be lazy on non special occasions. I am sure that I have tried at least 30 bottled ones and none compare. I loved Whole Foods Zesty Red BBQ sauce and they discontinued it.....story of my life :)
I made this today to use on spareribs. It made a big batch so I will use it for many other kinds of meat too. I substituted some chili sauce and tomato sauce and part ketchup because I was low on ketchup. I halved the chili powder and thought that was enough for us. It was very good and I will make this again and again. Thanks for a great recipe.