Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kaitlyn's BBQ Sauce

Kaitlyn's BBQ Sauce
I've never been a fan of the store bought versions of BBQ sauce. I am not a fan of hickory or liquid smoke making my choices limited. So I did some research online and discovered that making your own BBQ sauce is easy. It's quick, requires basic ingredients, and best of all these recipes are flexible. You can omit and add flavours to your liking to create a recipe thats totally unique and completely to your taste. My BBQ sauce is a mix between the thick tomatoey Kansas Style and the mustard based Carolina Style.

This BBQ sauce is perfect for BBQ pulled pork. Mix this sauce with shredded pork, place in your slow cooker and simmer on low heat for a few hours until you are ready to serve dinner.

Kaitlyn's BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼  cup light brown sugar
  • ½  cup of cider vinegar
  • ¼  cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½  teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon of red chili flakes *optional
Directions:
Heat oil in a saucepan. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes until thickened.