Friday, August 5, 2011

Homemade BBQ Sauce

I love this bbq sauce... I have been making it for a while now and it's always a crowd pleaser. It's a vinegar & tomato base - a tangy & sweet combo! I usually make shrimp and grits to go with it, but this time Ed smoked some ribs and we used it with them! YUM! This sauce really goes great with anything you would put bbq sauce on!

Here's what you need:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon hot sauce (I use Texas Pete, but you can use whatever kind you like)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Here's how you make it:

First cut up your onion and garlic

Heat a 1 quart saucepan over medium - medium-low heat. Add the vegetable oil to the pan.

Once it's hot, add the onions and garlic to the pan.

Cook the onions and garlic, stirring often, until softened, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the vinegar to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.

Place the remainder of the ingredients in the pan, stir to combine and bring to a simmer.

Cook the sauce for 20 minutes or until the sauce it thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat.

You can use the sauce warm or room temp. You can also cool it, and then transfer into a non-reactive container and refrigerate. Can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Ed's smoked rib's with a little bbq sauce on top


  1. It looks wonderful,I will try it! Thanks

  2. I love garlic, i just have to make sure im not leaving the house after i eat it,lol. Richard from Amish Stories.