There are a lot of barbecue sauces on the market. But I get a kick out of mixing my own, using ingredients that just about everyone has in the kitchen.
1 ½ C ketchup (Diabetics may use sugar-free ketchup.)
½ C packed brown sugar (Diabetics may use artificial sweetener.)
1 t dry mustard
½ t garlic powder
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T dried onion flakes
1 t rosemary
½ t smoke flavoring
1 t chili powder
Combine all ingredients. Adjust flavors to taste.
Try this sauce in my Slow-cooked Country Pork Ribs recipe.
Note: Use this sauce only for cooking. Do not eat it uncooked.
To make this sauce into a table dip: Place assembled sauce in a sauce pan. Add ½ cup of water. Stir well and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat. Simmer until volume is reduced to approximately 2 cups, stirring frequently to avoid scorching.