Sunday BBQ Sauce
Puréed tomatoes, rice wine vinegar, chili sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dehydrated onions, paprika, Dijon mustard, chili powder, and hot sauce
You know what we say about store-bought barbecue sauce? Ditch it! Homemade sauce is so simple, and it’s intensely flavorful compared to the alternative. Whether you’re a novice or game day cooking MVP, homemade barbecue sauce is easier than you think and will take your party to the next level. Your burgers, ribs, wings, and friends deserve a barbecue sauce that’s as delicious as possible.
So, here’s our go-to game day barbecue sauce. Even though it’s a quick sauce, it’s a knockout to your taste buds. You can bet that all your friends and family will be dying to know how you whipped up such a great sauce so quickly.
16-ounce can of puréed tomatoes (boxed or jarred also works well)
1 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chili sauce
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup dehydrated onions
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon hot sauce
Combine the tomatoes, rice wine vinegar, and salt in a skillet or saucepan and cook over medium-low heat.Bring the sauce to a simmer, then let it continue to simmer for 15–20 minutes or until it has thickened slightly.
Add in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for another 15 minutes. For a thicker sauce, let it simmer for longer until it reduces to your desired consistency.
Serve right away or place it into a sealed container for easy transport if needed. . You can safely store this in an air-tight container and refrigerate it. The sauce should stay fresh for up to five days.
When you’re making a sauce, feel free to play around with it. The basic elements of a good sauce are salt, sweet, heat, and acid, so once you have a good base, have fun with it. Also, you can easily turn it into a marinade simply by thinning it.