Casa di Graffagnino's Honey BBQ Sauce

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Donna Graffagnino

By
@StillWild

This honey BBQ sauce is soooo gooood, because it really has a lot of honey, and you can actually TASTE the honey. I make it in super large batches which yields about fourteen 16-oz bottles, but here I've posted the recipe for about 16-18 oz quantity. Out of all of my BBQ sauce recipes (there are six), this one is the most popular.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    ketchup (i use heinz)
  • 3/4 c
    honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    plus 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    beer (regular, light or non-alcohol) do not omit!
  • 1 Tbsp
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/3 tsp
    granulated onion
  • 1 tsp
    yellow mustard (liquid)
  • 1 tsp
    paprika (spanish)
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh minced garlic or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried bell pepper, crushed
  • 3/4 tsp
    msg (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red chili flakes

How to Make Casa di Graffagnino's Honey BBQ Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan EXCEPT for honey; simmer on medium low heat, stirring occasionally until it begins to bubble.
  2. Lower heat to lowest setting and simmer at least 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Stir very often so that ketchup doesn't scorch or stick. Add honey and bring it back to a simmer, keep setting on low, while stirring often. The longer it cooks the thicker it gets, but it also requires a lot more stirring.
  3. Pour into a hot mason jar and cap tightly. It's done! There's no need to refrigerate this after it's opened, but you can if you prefer.
  4. *OPTION: Start this on the stove then transfer it to a slow cooker that has a slow cooker liner. Turn it on high and let it cook until it reaches the thickness and consistency you like. You'll need to multiply the recipe unless you have a small appetizer crock pot.
    I make a huge batch of 14-16 (16oz) bottles every time I make this because I can't keep it stocked for long.

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About Casa di Graffagnino's Honey BBQ Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy




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