Aug 9, 2010

Easy BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce

The name says it all. This is a simple BBQ sauce that’s a snap to whip up and that you really need in your recipe repertoire. Fool-proof recipes that you can make in under 30 minutes are your friend, especially for those times you get company, want to slap a few ribs on the grill but don’t want to run to the store. No special skills or ingredients are needed for this sauce. It’s a perfect combination of acidity and sweetness. The maple syrup adds a lovely richness.

Ingredients:

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
3 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 small onion
2 small garlic cloves
2 tbsp worcestershiresauce
1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
1/4 cup water
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp oil
lemon zest
few tabasco shakes



Directions:

Finely mince the onion and mince or grate the garlic.
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Put it all in a saucepan, add the ketchup, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. This is plenty sweet for me, but feel free to up the brown sugar.
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Add the maple syrup, it really adds pizzazz to the sauce. For the Dutchies among you, you can buy maple syrup at the Jumbo supermarket.
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Add the juice of 1 (medium) lemon, water, 2 tbsp worcestershiresauce, 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce, a few tabasco shakes and 2 tbsp oil.
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Next, add the yellow mustard and stir well.
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Season with salt and add a pinch of lemon zest, about 1/4 tsp, just for flavor and freshness.
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Simmer the sauce for 20 minutes, until it has cooked down. Smooth the sauce using a blender or immersion blender.
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This one is rich, creamy and tasty. Just sweet enough for me.
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Just in case you were wondering what I used the sauce for! (recipe follows)
Ribs

Easy BBQ Sauce
Ingredients
    1 cup ketchup
    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    3 tbsp brown sugar
    4 tbsp maple syrup
    1 small onion
    2 small garlic cloves
    2 tbsp worcestershiresauce
    1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
    1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
    1/4 cup water
    juice of 1 lemon
    2 tbsp oil
    lemon zest
    few tabasco shakes
Directions
    Finely mince the onion and mince or grate the garlic. Put it all in a saucepan, add the ketchup, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. Add the maple syrup, juice of 1 lemon, water, 2 tbsp worcestershiresauce, yellow mustard, 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce, a few tabasco shakes and 2 tbsp oil. Season with salt and a pinch of lemon zest, about 1/4 tsp. Simmer the sauce for 20 minutes, until it has cooked down. Smooth the sauce using a blender or immersion blender.
Meal type: Sauces
Servings: 2
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    8 Comments »

    1. 1

      Looks tasty!

      noskos on Aug 9, 2010 @ 12:15 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Volgens mij zou Verkering deze bbq sauce wel lekker vinden, hij vind alles snel te heet….Maar ik ga hem nog niet maken, hij weet van niks ;)

      Dominique on Aug 9, 2010 @ 12:56 pm Reply
    3. 3

      @Dominique:

      Voor mezelf zou ik er rustig een flinke lepel echt hete chili poeder doordoen, maar als die kleine mee eet laat ik het er altijd uit.

      Kay on Aug 9, 2010 @ 1:02 pm Reply
    4. 4

      The bbq looks so yummy. The sauce is even better. Love that shiny glaze on the ribs.

      sensiblecooking on Aug 9, 2010 @ 6:05 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Wonderful recipe Kay…I’ve been wanting to try this for a while…thanks for posting…

      Arch on Aug 10, 2010 @ 4:08 pm Reply
    6. 6

      I’m on the lookout for good homemade BBQ sauces. Thanks for this.
      Magda

      my little expat kitchen on Aug 16, 2010 @ 12:53 pm Reply
    7. 7

      But you simply HAVE to try Big Al’s KC BBQ sauce: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/big-als-kc-bar-b-q-sauce/Detail.aspx – best stuff on earth! And then use it in this recipe for to-die-for-ribs : http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/amazing-ribs/Detail.aspx
      Even without the liquid smoke (which I bring back from the States so I don’t always have it), it is excellent! Once you try it, you’ll never want any other BBQ sauce again ;-)

      Stacey on Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:57 pm Reply
    8. 8

      I made it. Everybody loves it. I have more people who want to try it out. Your photos are gorgeous, sauce is so hard to photograph

      Wiosanna on Aug 26, 2010 @ 5:41 pm Reply

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