Barbecue sauce adds flavour to many dishes, whether cooking on the grill, in the oven, on top of the stove, or even in a crock pot. Homemade BBQ sauce and BBQ rubs are the best choices one can make to perfect their favourite meals. Take a look at this easy BBQ recipe along with an easy BBQ rub recipe and get cooking.
All about BBQ sauce
What is BBQ sauce?
Simply put, BBQ sauce is a flavourful condiment that is usually added to meat. When it originated, it was mainly used for adding a unique flavour to foods when barbecuing. Some of the basic ingredients include vinegar, tomato paste, water, liquid smoke, spices, and sugar. Sauces can either be thin or thick, depending on the cook or manufacturer.
What foods can BBQ sauce be used for?
BBQ sauce can be put on just about any food, depending on the taste of the person who will be eating it. For the most part, it is added to meats such as beef, pork, and chicken. The sauce can be added before cooking, during cooking, or after cooking is complete. Some people use BBQ sauce for dipping.
Some other foods that barbecue sauce is good on or includes:
Barbecue sauce and BBQ rub recipes
How to make BBQ sauce
Here is a basic BBQ sauce recipe with a few tips on how to make it on your own.
2 cups apple cider vinegar
3/4 cups water (hot, but not boiling)
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional) Method - Combine hot water and dark brown sugar.
- Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour brown sugar and water mixture into medium sauce pan.
- Add all other ingredients to sauce pan and stir.
- Turn heat to medium/low until warm.
- Add to meat. Note: This BBQ sauce recipe is perfect for pulled pork sandwiches. A BBQ rub recipe This is an easy BBQ rub recipe that is great for ribs. Adjust the amounts for added heat or sweetness. Ingredients 1 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon dry oregano
dash of liquid smoke Method Combine all ingredients and rub onto meat. Note One to two tablespoon of peanut butter can be added to the rub for a more distinct flavour.