I cannot bring myself to buy BBQ sauce in the store. It’s expensive to get the kind without high fructose corn syrup, and we just can’t find one we love.
Therefore, I decided to just start making it myself. I’ve toyed with several recipes and finally landed on one that I keep making time and time again.
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Adapted from Once a Month Mom’s Homemade BBQ Sauce
- 1-6oz can of tomato paste
- 1 cup ketchup or tomato sauce (preferably organic and no high fructose corn syrup)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 6 Tablespoons sucanat
- 5 Tablespoons raw cane sugar
- 1 Tablespoon each dried parsley, basil, onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon dried mustard powder
- t teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground pepper
- 1.5 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients.
Bring mixture to a boil; then reduce to simmer.
Let your sauce simmer for about an hour (or until it reaches desired consistency).
Remove from heat and use in recipe or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
You can also let the BBQ sauce cool completely in sealed containers or plastic bags; then pop in the freezer for later use. I like to double, even triple this recipe and freeze large batches for later!