Sunday, August 7, 2011

Red Barbecue Sauce

I'm sure you all have your own favorite recipe for barbecue sauce, but this is ours.  My husband loves barbecue sauce, and this one is his favorite out of all the recipes I've tried.  It it thick and full of smoky, deep flavor with some nice heat to it.  It is simple and easy to make, and you probably have everything you need in your pantry right now.  This recipe makes a quart.  It is great with pulled chicken, pinto beans, sauteed onions and cheddar cheese in a burrito.  Or over pizza crust, with pulled chicken, peppers, onions, and mozzarella. 

The recipe comes from Cheap, Fast, Good, which is part of the Desperation Dinners series.   I love these cookbooks!  Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross, the authors, consistently come through with their promises of recipes that are very fast, easy, and inexpensive.  What's more, the recipes are also consistently delicious and never taste like a quickly cooked dinner! 

Red Barbecue Sauce
yields 1 quart
from Cheap, Fast, Good by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross

1 1/2 cups ketchup
8 oz tomato sauce
1 /2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
1/4 tsp allspice

1. In a large saucepan, mix together all ingredients.
2. Heat through to boiling.  Lower heat to a simmer, and cook for an additional 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove the sauce from the heat.  Store in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, I have never made bbq sauce before