A few years ago if you had asked me what BBQ sauce I used I would have said whatever is on sale at the store when I need it. I know call me lazy, but that was then. BBQ sauce really is quite simple, and there is such a difference between homemade and store bought. Especially when you add it to homemade baked beans, ribs, chicken, hamburgers or pulled pork. My mouth is already watering! Thank you to Simply Scratch for sharing this sweet nectar of the God's with the rest of us.
1 1/2 c. Dark Brown Sugar (the extra molasses in the Dark Brown sugar is the key to balancing the Vinegar)
1 1/4 c. Ketchup
1/2 c. Red wine or apple cider vinegar
1 T. worchestershire sauce (Simply Scratch has a killer homemade recipe for this as well)
2 1/2 tsp. Ground Mustard
2 tsp. Paprika
1 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1 tsp. Black pepper
For Thinner Sauce: Add all ingredients to a bowl, then whisk until the sugar is dissolved and spices are well mixed. Chill and then use as needed.
For Thicker Sauce: Place all ingredients into a 1 quart sauce pan whisk until sugar is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Simmer over medium heat until sauce thickens slightly. Note, the sauce will thicken more as it cools so don't get too carried away.