This one I am sharing today is my family’s current favorite. It is thick, sweet and boasts a deep and bold flavor from molasses.
Store-bought, bottled and processed barbecue sauce is among the growing list of ‘foods’ I no longer buy at the grocery store. Here are the ingredients for the popular Sweet Baby Rays Original Barbecue Sauce. A few notable ingredients are Caramel Color, Sodium Benzonate Preservative, Modified Food Starch. Tasty, Huh?
But the good news is, a homemade sauce is so quick to mix together, and you might even have the ingredients in your house already!
Here it is:
- 1/3 c. molasses
- 3/4 c. ketchup (preferably an organic variety)
- 3 Tbs. Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Small pinch cloves
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour over your meat and cook until heated through.
(You could also add the ingredients to a saucepan and cook on low for a few minutes, if you want the sauce to be hot before using it.)
Couldn’t be simpler!
My two favorite recipes using this sauce are:
Barbecued Chicken Legs (posting this recipe soon!)