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grilling essentials: fruity bbq sauce

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I made this sauce specifically for pork and it does not disappoint. It has an earthy, tangy taste that just lights up a slab of ribs, or some shredded pork on a bun. If you like a combination of sweet and tangy, this is the sauce for you… Full Stop. Easy/Peasy to make, with outrageous flavors that would make a bullfrog slap a hound dog. I tried it on some pork ribs, and they were smashing. Nothing like eating pork ribs at 3:00 in the morning. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves Several
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grilling essentials: fruity bbq sauce

  • 4 oz
    cranberries or blueberries
  • 1 1/2 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1 c
    tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    apricot preserves
  • 1/2 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper

How To Make grilling essentials: fruity bbq sauce

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    You will want to use a good heavy-bottom pot for this recipe, and as a finishing touch, you will need a blender or immersion stick.
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    The trick to this sauce is to make it, but not burn it, so we will never bring it up higher than a light simmer.
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    Storage Of Homemade Condiments, Spices, and Sauces 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. If properly stored, this sauce should last about a month; however, I sincerely doubt it will last that long.
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    Homemade Worcestershire Looking for a good Worcestershire without anchovies, or all those chemical preservatives? It is easy/peasy to make and tastes like the real thing. So yummy.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Chuck everything into a good pot.
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    Slowly bring up to a simmer over low heat… take your time.
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    After about 20 minutes, take off the heat, allow to cool for about 10 – 15 minutes, and blend until smooth.
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    Return the blended sauce to the pot and slowly simmer until it reduces and reaches your desired thickness. Mine took an additional 30 minutes.
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    Properly store in the refrigerator until needed.
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  • So Yummy
    This sauce is all about the pork, but I think it would also be good on some grilled or smoked chicken. Enjoy.
  • Stud Muffin
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.