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summertime essentials: sweet, savory bbq sauce

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Well, as of this writing, Summertime is here in full force. This BBQ sauce delivers all the great flavors of Summer without a lot of work on your part. It is great on beef, pork, or chicken. Just make sure you have enough for all your guests because it goes fast. I like to put it in squeeze bottles and put some on each table. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For summertime essentials: sweet, savory bbq sauce

  • 10 oz
    tomato puree, 1 can
  • 1/2 c
    fresh apple juice, not cider
  • 1/4 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    dehydrated onions, ground to a powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    smooth brown mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, or to taste

How To Make summertime essentials: sweet, savory bbq sauce

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    You will need a small saucepan to make this recipe.
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    Storage of homemade condiments and spices 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 BBQ Sauce should last 4 – 6 weeks.
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    Homemade Worcestershire Looking for a good Worcestershire without anchovies? 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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    This is a simple recipe to make. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
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    Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes. It should slightly thicken as it simmers.
  • So yummy
    Allow to cool completely, and then store based on the above recommendations.
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  • So yummy
    Serve anywhere you want a great tasting BBQ sauce. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking :-)