Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Here’s a Barbecue Sauce recipe that’s every bit as Sweet Baby Ray’s famous sauce. It’s all natural, made by you, and only takes a few minutes.
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar plus more to taste
- 1/2 cup 100% pineapple juice
- 4 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons tamarind paste optional
- 2 teaspoons liquid hickory smoke
- 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1 tablespoon apple cider or distilled white vinegar optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together in a non-reactive saucepan. Turn heat to medium-high and allow the sauce to just come to a boil.
Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or longer.
Taste and add a vinegar if needed, and salt and pepper, to taste.
Transfer to a large jar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Different brands of ketchup taste slightly different - some are
- This recipe calls for tamarind paste which is made from the tropical
tamarind fruit. It can be found in well-stocked grocery stores in the
ethnic foods section, Asian, or Indian markets. It has a tangy, rich
flavor. It can be omitted or substituted with 2 tablespoons ketchup
plus 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce, or 1 1/2 tablespoons brown
sugar plus 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar or citrus juice.
tangier, sweeter, more vinegary, spicier, or saltier. Adjust the
seasonings according to personal preference.
Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 26kcal