Elaine's Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Elaine Bovender

By
@Elaine55

After many years of trial and error, I finally got this delicious barbecue sauce just right. I had always wanted to make my own sauce because I just couldn't seem to find a bottle sauce that I particularly liked. This sauce is sweet, tangy and has just a bit of a nice bite. It works great on most meats and is exceptionally good on pork. It's also a great dipping sauce for chicken tenders or nuggets. I featured this sauce on my "Mess o' Mama's Barbecue" recipe, but I also wanted to post this barbecue sauce recipe by itself in order to make it easier to find. Hope y'all enjoy!


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Serves:

Makes about 2 cups

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
ketchup
1 c
apple cider vinegar
1 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tsp
texas pete hot sauce (or similar brand)
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp
ground mustard
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
3 Tbsp
honey
1/4 tsp
white pepper
1/2 tsp
black pepper

UPDATE: YOU MAY ALSO ADD 1 1/2 TABLESPOONS MOLASSES AND REDUCE HONEY TO 1 1/2 TABLESPOONS AND IT IS DELICIOUS!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk all ingredients together in a medium saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium and cook until reduced by about 1/3 volume.
2
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Serve over your favorite meat dish or as a dip with chicken tenders or nuggets.
3
Special Note: You can adjust the spices up or down according to your personal tastes. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #honey