Monday, November 15, 2010

80- - - BBQ Sauce x 3

As promised-- here is homemade barbecue sauce! I am labeling these as 80 because they ARE homemade, and we know every single ingredient that goes into them. No high fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, controlled sodium levels. They do contain sugar and a little butter, but for the amount that is typically consumed (2-3 Tbsp) does not typically cause the calories, sugar, or fat to add up.

I made THREE different sauces, because I really didn't know what I was doing. DISCOVERY: barbecue sauce is so easy to make! Don't buy sauce ever again. Make your own and truly MAKE IT YOUR OWN. Make a signature product!

Some Like it Smokey (middle spoon)
Makes ~ 3 cups

1 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp liquid smoke or hickory flavoring

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until brought to a low boil. Reduce heat to a simmer for 30 minutes. Cool slightly prior to refrigerating.

Some Like it Tangy
(top spoon)
Makes 2 cups

1 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cayenne

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes.

Some Like it Spicy (bottom spoon)
Makes 3 cups

3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup Thai chile sauce
1/2 cup spiced rum
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp ketchup
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, pressed and finely minced
2 tsp ground dry mustard

In a medium saucepan, saute garlic until slightly browned. Add remaining ingredients over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

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