Most of our loved ones know that we have been on a family vacation in North Carolina, what they don’t know is that we have been buying BBQ sauce from all of our favorite places and plan to have a big ‘Taste-off’ later in the summer. Inspired by all of these Mom and Pop locations, I too had to make my own BBQ sauce…which will be entered into the Taste-off competition.
Now, I can’t give you the exact recipe because then I would be giving away all of my secrets…but what I will give you is the base recipe that I used from the July/August 2010 issue of Food Network.
This recipe is from Pat and Gina Neely, hosts of the show Down Home with the Neely’s.
- 2 cups of Ketchup
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp Freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp of onion powder
- 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 2 Tbl fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbl light corn syrup
Mix the ketchup, 1 cup water, both sugars, pepper, onion & mustard powders, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil stirring, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, at least 2 hours. Let cool, then reheat on the grill when ready to use.