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Colin Richards
Added: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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A Basic BBQ Sauce Recipe
Here is a basic recipe for BBQ sauce for you to consider.
1/4 c cider vinegar
1/2 c ketchup
1/2 c water
3 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black peper
Combine all ingredients
Mix well
Refrigerate until use
It can't get any more simple than that.
The vinegar/ketchup base can vary greatly from one recipe to the next. Those base ingredients could have a different ratio. The amounts could be increased or decreased, or be something completely different (like tomato sauce). Changing any of the other flavorings and seasonings is entirely up to you, your taste, and your imagination.
With some recipes for BBQ sauce you will simply mix up the ingredients and use it immediately (as above). Others will require you to heat it first.
Be aware that using something like ketchup (catsup) will give you a different flavor depending on which brand you use. Heinz (my favorite) tastes different than Hunt's or other brands.
Let's say this is not your style. If this doesn't suit your taste, go adifferent direction.
For instance, you may want a more sweet KC style of sauce . That's good. It's very common that people crave a sweeter sauce. As a matter of fact, I prefer a certain amount of sweetness too. So... start small. Begin with some
1 c tomato sauce (or ketchup if you prefer)
1/2 c molasses
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pepper
Heat this while you are combining ingredients. The molasses will thin down and make it easier. If it is too thick add a little vinegar to thin it as needed.
If you like, you could add a touch of hot sauce, curry powder, or liquid smoke. It's your sauce, you know. Make it like you want.
I suppose you have noticed that I use brown sugar and molasses quite often in my ingredients. Longhorn Luke does too when he makes his drunk butter .
I do know that many people must have a sugar free BBQ sauce to be able to enjoy it. I am just used to using what I like. However, there are ways to create delicious sugar free versions of your favorite BBQ sauce recipes.
The sugar free BBQ sauce page might help.
Go Forth and Create
As you make changes, taste along the way. If you make major changes to a recipe, do it in small batches and take notes. If you hit on a good one (like another K.C. Masterpiece), you will want to duplicate it (and sell it if it's really good).
When it comes to BBQ sauce recipes, there really are no rules or limitations.
Feel free to sautee onions and garlic before adding liquids.
Toast your seasonings before use.
Roast peppers if you would like.
Simmer the sauce for a while.
Strain it or even puree it if that's what turns you on.
Just make a batch and have fun.
Good luck to you. And don't worry about the imperfect ones. Get another drink and try again.

Ingredients for BBQ sauce recipes are not as simple as the acid, oil, and seasonings of a marinade. They will definitely have seasonings; but they may or may not have an acid or an oil.
The most common styles of BBQ sauce have vinegar, tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, or combinations as a base. Some of these following ingredients are common if not standard in some BBQ sauce recipes. Feel free to add whatever you like, or whatever you think might give it a good or unique flavor.
molasses
chili peppers (of all types)
cayenne
paprika
brown sugar
honey
Worcestershire
garlic
onion
ginger
soy sauce
cumin
cilantro
thyme
Well, you get the idea (and this is only a few).
Spices come from all parts of the globe. Chili peppers alone are grown all over the world. It just goes to show the variety of possibilities when you decide to create an original recipe of your own.

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Directions:
What Makes Your Style of BBQ Sauce
so Great?
Is your preferred style of BBQ sauce better than all the rest? Is it so good, that it's ridiculous?

You already know why it's so much better than the others... Teach us why!

What it is about your style of BBQ sauce that makes it superior? Is it simply the taste? Is it the texture, tangyness, a special ingredient, or what?

If you've got a recipe, show the world!

Some sauces are best with a certain kind of food, while others are good with everything. Some styles are only in certain parts of the country, and others are worldwide. What's so great about yours?

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
BBQ sauce recipes have as many styles as there are BBQ. Some are thick and some are thin and watery. Some are sweet, some are sour, and some are hot and spicy. What a better choice for your own special recipe than aBBQ Sauce Recipes with Style
BBQ sauce recipes have as many styles as there are BBQ. Some are thick and some are thin and watery. Some are sweet, some are sour, and some are hot and spicy. What a better choice for your own special recipe than a BBQ sauce.
BBQ sauces usually flavor meats at the end of the cooking process. Most of them usually have sugar, which can burn. That is why BBQ sauce recipes call for you to put it on during the last 30 minutes or less of cooking time. These sweet sauces are also used as a dipping sauce.
BBQ sauce.
BBQ sauces usually flavor meats at the end of the cooking process. Most of them usually have sugar, which can burn. That is why BBQ sauce recipes call for you to put it on during the last 30 minutes or less of cooking time. These sweet sauces are also used as a dipping sauce.
Styles of the Big Guys
Different regions of the country have their own style of BBQ sauce. There are five major styles. They are as follows:
Carolina
thin
vinegar based
not too spicy
not too sweet
Memphis
thin
tomato and vinegar based
not too spicy
not too sweet
St. Louis
medium
tomato and vinegar based
spicy
sweet
Kansas City
thick
tomato based
not too spicy
sweet
Texas
medium to thin
tomato based
spicy
not too sweet
OK. OK. I know there are more than that.
But these are in the big league. They are the most well known. There are many many other small sub-groups around the country (not to mention the world). There are a slew of them in the state of Georgia alone. But, we can't mention them all.
The vinegar based barbecue sauces are the thinner ones (like Carolina and Memphis style). They are used more often during cooking because they are less likely to burn. A mop sauce is one that is used as a basting sauce applied with a brush or mop during cooking. Mops are very thin and mostly based on vinegar or fruit juices.
Thicker sauces ( like Kansas City style ) are usually sweeter and generally applied after cooking to avoid burning. Texas style is tomato based and usually spicy. St. Louis style hits the middle. It's not thick or thin, vinegar and tomato based, and both sweet and spicy. I've got to tell you... there are more varieties of a barbecue sauce recipe than you can sh
Ingredientsake a stick at.
Ingredients for BBQ sauce recipes are not as simple as the acid, oil, and seasonings of a marinade. They will definitely have seasonings; but they may or may not have an acid or an oil.
The most common styles of BBQ sauce have vinegar, tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, or combinations as a base. Some of these following ingredients are common if not standard in some BBQ sauce recipes. Feel free to add whatever you like, or whatever you think might give it a good or unique flavor.

molasses
chili peppers (of all types)
cayenne
paprika
brown sugar
honey
Worcestershire
garlic
onion
ginger
soy sauce
cumin
cilantro
thyme
Well, you get the idea (and this is only a few).

Spices come from all parts of the globe. Chili peppers alone are grown all over the world. It just goes to show the variety of possibilities when you decide to create an original recipe of your own.

 

 

 

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