This barbecue sauce has been a staple in our house for years. It is so easy to make and easily adaptable. Everyone loves it and it freezes wonderfully. It is great on chicken, spareribs, hamburgers, shrimp and even cauliflower!
The Easiest Homemade Barbecue Sauce
- 2 tbsp. Avocado oil vegetable or canola will work too
- 1 Shallot finely chopped, (onion will work too)
- 3-4 cloves Garlic finely minced
- 2 cups Ketchup
- 3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (I have used red wine vinegar in a pinch and it was great)
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar White sugar will work also.
- 1 1/2 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper I have used Tabasco Sauce instead on many occassions.
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Heat the oil over medium heat and saute the shallots for about three minutes
- Add the garlic and sauté for another few minutes until translucent.
- Add the Ketchup, Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, sugar, chili powder, cayenne and cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. (Don't put the vinegar first, the smell will burn your eyes. Like cutting onions x 100)
- Mix and bring to a soft boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for at least 20 minutes. It will thicken up.
- Makes about 3 cups.