Finger-lickin’ good. Lip-smackin’ tasty. Git’s ya right here (point to your jaw, just in front of your ear when saying this).
And do you know how I created this homemade BBQ sauce?
I read the labels of my favorite store-bought sauces and said, “Hm. I have that. I have that. I have that. What’s stopping me?” More and more people are switching to homemade because it’s easy and it’s just. plain. GOOD.
This is SO easy to make, super cheap, and free of any kind of preservatives, chemicals, or dyes. Hope you enjoy it and try it on your favorite foods – plain chicken breasts, crock pot shredded BBQ anything, BBQ pizza… Use your imagination!
1 small can of tomato paste
1 TBS white vinegar
several big pinches of brown sugar (mmmmm…)
1/2 tsp. garlic salt/powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2-3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp. dried oregano (or more if you really love it)
water to dilute
Mix all the ingredients together. This is only a rough guide as to the measurements you might use. Think about the tastes you enjoy the most, and tweak this thing at will.
Marinate your meat in this mixture for at least a couple hours before grilling. This is why the ingredients list concludes with “water to dilute.” You want to be able to smear the sauce all over the meat, and have the meat floating in it too.
A delicious, homemade sauce that will have your family or guests asking you, “What kind of sauce did you use? It’s so good!” Feel free to put your own spin on it, name it, and serve. 🙂
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