While it may be easier to buy BBQ sauce from the grocery store, there’s nothing quite like a homemade BBQ that spent hours simmering on the stovetop! The best thing about homemade BBQ sauce? You can adapt the flavor profile to be WHATEVER you want it to be! You want it spicier? Add some more heat elements? You want it sweeter? Add some more honey, brown sugar or molasses!
This recipe gives the perfect balance between spicy and sweet. It goes perfect with pork chops, chicken, ribs, on a burger--whatever you want! (Plus, it can be vegan too, so perfect for grilled BBQ tofu steaks!)
12oz water (use empty ketchup bottle)
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup Worcestershire sauce
½ cup honey
¼ cup molasses
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tbl black pepper
1 tbl salt
2 tbl garlic powder
1 ½ tbl cayenne powder
Get a pot big enough to fit all of this. Combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat down and allow to cook down about ¼ of the way. Stir often so it doesn’t burn on the bottom. The onions will be soft, almost disintegrating and the sauce will be thick.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month!