Beef Essentials: Cheeky BBQ Sauce

Andy Anderson !


Made this and another sauce over the weekend.

This is a BBQ sauce with ingredients that compliment beef. I have yet to try it on chicken, or pork; however, I think with its strong flavors, beef would be your best choice.

Simple ingredients… easy/peasy to make… and tastes awesome.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top




  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cornstarch, or flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1 c
    apple cider
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    dehydrated onions, ground to a powder
  • 1 tsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika

  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper, for kick

How to Make Beef Essentials: Cheeky BBQ Sauce


  2. You will need a saucepan that will hold all of the ingredients to make this recipe.
  3. Because homemade spices and condiments do not contain any preservatives, it is important to store them properly. Non-reactive (glass) containers with tight-fitting lids are a must. If I am making a dry spice, I love to use old spice bottles that I have run through the dishwasher.

    If I am doing homemade sauces, I love using Weck jars. They are all glass, come in all sizes and shapes, and have excellent leakproof lids. If you shop online, you can go to Amazon, and type in “Weck Jars” and you will find a ton of them.

    Dry spices should be kept in a cool space, away from sunlight (spice cabinet), and sauces, in most cases, should be stored in the fridge.

    This particular recipe should keep for 2 – 3 weeks when stored in the fridge.
  4. Some of the ingredients in this recipe were homemade. You do not have to use them, but I thought would I would list them:

    DIY Essentials: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

    Versatile Homemade Ketchup

    Spice Essentials: Ancho Chili Mix
  5. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Add the base ingredients to a cold saucepan and whisk until the flour is combined with the liquid ingredients.
  7. Set the saucepan over medium heat, whisk in the remaining ingredients, and allow to come up to a simmer.
  8. Allow the sauce to simmer (stirring occasionally), until it thickens, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  9. Do a final tasting to check for proper seasoning.
  10. Allow to completely cool, then store in a non-reactive container in the fridge until needed.
  12. Serve with just about any beef. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Beef Essentials: Cheeky BBQ Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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