I occasionally can purchase commercial barbecue sauces on sale at a good price. I check the label; and , if it has no high fructose corn syrup, I will purchase a bottle or two. Bull’s-Eye Barbecue Sauce is one such product. The recipe today is for a “doctored up” commercial or homemade barbecue sauce. Add just a few ingredients, and a commercial sauce becomes almost homemade. This is a sticky sauce with molasses undertones. It is great on both pork and chicken. This recipe is adapted from Allrecipes.
Basic Barbecue Rub
2 T. Chili Powder
1 T. Granulated Garlic
1 T. Onion Powder
1 T. Ground Cumin
1/2 T. Ground Black Pepper
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
Sticky and Tangy Barbecue Sauce
1 cup honey
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons molasses
1 (18-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (or an equivalent of homemade sauce.
Mix ingredients together, blending well. Brush on ribs or chicken, cooked on a grill or in the oven, during the last 15 to 30 minutes of cooking. This keeps for a month or so in the refrigerator if using commercial sauce. How long it would keep with homemade sauce would depend on how long the homemade sauce could be kept.
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