Who doesn't love a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce for their Friday night supper?
Or a nice sauce for vegetables and stir fries? My signature go to Bbq sauce is versatile and can be eaten on so many foods. From ribs, steak and stir fries to veggies and chicken! This is one of my classic sauces I make. It goes back a long way...almost 15 years. Wow! I have literally been making this recipe since I was in college. I truly fell in love with cooking from scratch, when I was quite young. I especially love baking though! I cook everyday, multiple times per day, actually so I rarely use recipes.
I should have a treasure trove of recipes under my belt, and I do. But I just can't seem to write them down! I cook without recipes so often that it just comes naturally now. Well I am trying to start doing just that, document all the recipes I make often so I can share them with you lovely folks!
Ok, so for this BBQ sauce think of it as a base recipe, a starting point. I eyeball everything usually and you can too, but for your first time you may be more comfortable using measuring cups and spoons. Once you get it, you won't be needing the recipe. YEY!
Baked chicken, meat or veggies
Any stir fry
Grilled meats & veggies
Deep fried anything!
1/2 cup sugar (works with brown or white sugar)
3'4 cup ketchup
1/2 tbs molasses
1 1/2 tbs lemon juice
1 1/2 tbs rice vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 tbs water
1. In a small pot, bring a slow simmer to the sugar, molasses, water, ketchup and spices, salt and pepper. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat.
2. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and vinegar.
3. Pour or brush over meat or add to stir fry. Use as a dip for French fries or baked potatoes.