Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce. I buy it in a jar or a squeeze bottle. Don't you? That is just how I do it, but I recently pinned a recipe for a homemade barbecue sauce, because it really got my attention.

Fast forward one month. We are prepping for my dad's retirement party. We are serving shredded turkey sandwiches, but we (I) wanted to do something a little out of the ordinary, and jazz things up a bit. After getting some southern inspiration from my blogging friend Mandy, over at South Your Mouth, I knew what I wanted to do. A variety of sauces for people to top their turkey with. I definitely was going to go with home made, as I wanted these sauces to be original and like nothing every one had already picked up in the grocery store. 

First up, the barbecue sauce I had pinned. O.M.G. This sauce was so good! I will always have this on hand! The ingredients were pantry staples, so no extra trips to the store.

I am still lovin' the turkey leftovers. Heat 'em up. Grab the squeeze bottle of barbecue.  Sauce it up.  You're ready!  
Try this. You will thank me. Trust me!!

Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce (Slightly adapted from: Baked By Rachel)

1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 Tbsp molasses
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp ground mustard
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder

Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, stir until combined. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low, continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Cool.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Sharing this recipe at:
Weekend Potluck


  1. This looks so GOOD! Definitely a keeper.

  2. GURL! You need to stop it! That looks AMAZING!!! I've never tried to make homemade BBQ sauce but I think I just might have to try this!

  3. We must be channeling! I didn't even notice that you mentioned South Your Mouth in your post (thanks!). I just saw that gorgeous picture and jumped down to the recipe. I think we might have been separated at birth!

  4. Visiting from Thursday's Treasures. I like my BBQ sauce in the sweet side. This looks perfect for me!

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Foodie Friends Friday this week. Everyone needs a sweet barbecue sauce recipe. You brown sugar recipe is a favorite of mine. I'm sharing this on my FB page this afternoon.

    Have a great weekend,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  6. Sounds and looks fabulous. There's nothing to compare to homemade BBQ sauce. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.


  8. this barbecue sauce was so good I will definitely make it again in fact I don't even think I'll buy barbecue sauce anymore yum yum.