Thursday, July 2, 2015

Recipe - BBQ Sauce

In keeping with my preference for making things from scratch, I decided to make a barbecue sauce to go with our Canada Day ribs.  We decided to make the ribs in the oven rather than on the BBQ itself because they always flame up and it's hard to cook them slowly.  We finish them off on the BBQ though with this sauce.

Barbecue Sauce

1 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp light molasses
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients (except salt and pepper) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer gently until reduced slightly and thickened.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and let cool.

This will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

And in case you're interested in the rib recipe, we use pork ribs.  Marinate them in a can of beer or white vinegar for at least 4 hours.  Then rub them with your favourite spice rub.  I use this rub: 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp paprika, 2 tsp crushed black pepper, 2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. 

This time we cooked them in a baking dish, covered in foil in a 250 degree oven for at least 2 hours.  Then you can either cover them with the Barbecue Sauce for an additional 30 minutes in the oven, or on the grill. 


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