- Since store bought sauce is smooth I used onion and garlic powder.
- Even though I didn't cook the onions I did still add a tsp bacon fat for some background flavor, will add a little more next time.
- Now, you know I like things hot... But even I will use smoked paprika instead of chipotle powder next time. Or use half and half.
- I've never tried Stevia but hear it's ubber sweet? I went with brown sugar and just added the bare minimum.
- It does have soy sauce but doesn't call for any additional salt, I think a little pinch would be good.
- It's nice and thick from the tomato paste, but a little honey (instead of other sweeteners) might make it even more sticky. Gonna try that.
- I don't often say things are better the second day, but this really holds up well and the flavors get even happier as it has time to mingle.
- This will splatter, use low heat and keep stirring!
- Makes 2 cups and may be stored tightly covered in the fridge for three weeks or frozen.
- This is a really good starting point for BBQ Sauce, as I make different batches I'll add updates to this post.
Homemade Bar-B-Que Sauce-adapted from A Real Food Lover1 Tblsp butter or coconut oil-I added bacon fat
1 C sweet onion, diced small-I used 2 tsp onion powder
1 Tblsp soy sauce
3-4 cloves garlic, minced-I used 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp chipotle powder-I suggest smoked paprika or half and half
1 Tblsp chili powder
6oz can tomato paste
1 1/2 C chicken stock (or beef or vegetable)-homemade would be great
2 Tblsp cider vinegar
1/2 - 1 tsp Stevia powder or sugar-I added 1 Tblsp brown sugar
- Heat butter/oil in sauce pan, add onion and cook for about 5 minutes, or until translucent.
- Add everything else, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Slather on something and enjoy!
Eat well and have a happy day:@)