It’s been an extra super crazy couple of weeks here in my little world. I know that if you have kiddos finishing school you are probably up to your eyeballs in last minute tasks before the summer takes off.
I thought I would share my recipe for Homemade Barbecue Sauce with you. I put it on pulled pork (I simply put a pork tenderloin in the crockpot earlier in the morning with a cup or two of water and then let it cook for 6 hours – once done shred it with a couple of forks) but it would be delicious on lots of other foods too. It’s a sweet sauce so if you like your barbecue to have a bit of kick you’ll want to adjust the chili powder to your liking.
It’s a lot easier to make that you would imagine and it tastes delicious. Of course, it’s got the added benefit of you KNOWING what’s gone inside it.
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped Vadalia onion
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup tomato Paste
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons – 1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
salt – to taste
pepper – to taste
In a deep saucepan heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Saute until the onions are translucent.
Add all of the other ingredients and stir well.
Stir often until the sauce cooks down to the consistency you desire – usually 8-10 minutes
Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool a bit. Using a submersible blender blend the sauce so puree any onion or garlic chunks.
Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for several months.