Monday, April 26, 2010

Barbecue Sauce

As it is getting warmer outside it is soon time to take out the grill.  There is always a question of what to put on the grill and i know most folks just put on hot dogs or hamburgers because it is easy.   Well here is an easy BBQ sauce for your to switch things around. But before we jump into the recipe here is some history for you.

Did you know that barbecue sauce has been used to help add flavor to grilled and smoked meats for as long as 300 years, depending on where you look the history of barbecue sauce isn’t exactly clear. We do know that in the US the BBQ sauce do come from the south. All barbecue masters have their own special sauce recipe, but depending on where you set up your smoker in the United States, you’ll probably use a different style of sauce. This is because each region, sometimes even within a state, has its own signature style. Sauces are used in a few different ways. Some meats and ribs are marinated in sauce and then grilled and basted. Other meats, like beef brisket and pork butt, are typically cooked with a dry rub and then sauced after they’ve been sliced or pulled.

Did you know…
…the first BBQ sauce was created to preserve meat prior to the invention of effective refrigeration? A mixture of vinegar, water, salt, and peppers was the first form of BBQ sauce.
… that the US has 12 classic BBQ recipes in the: Kansas City, South Carolina Mustard Sauce, East Carolina Vinegar Mop-Sauce, Lexington Dip, Texas Sauce, Tennessee Whiskey Sauce, Louisiana Hot Dipping Sauce, Alabama White Sauce, Memphis Dry Rub, Fruit sauce, Sweet Glaze and Novelty sauces.

Well, this easy recipe was originally from The new basic Cookbook but in the book it calls for a few more ingredients as well as cooking the barbecue sauce.  I like this sauce better uncooked and simple. I marinate chicken in here, other meats and then put them on the grill.  This is my favorite BBQ sauce and it beats the bottled one.

Barbecue Sauce

Adapted from: The New Basics Cookbook

½ cup chopped onion
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup ketchup
½ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 tbsp Worchester sauce

Mix all the ingredients together and together and add to your favorite meat before you put on your barbecue grill. If you want it more spicy you can always add more cayenne pepper.

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One Response to “Barbecue Sauce”

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    Rebekah C — April 26, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Excellent. Now I want BBQ…

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