Since this is a food blog, it will come as no surprise to you to find out that I like to DIY ingredients and foods that some people might normally buy. (See: caramel sauce, peppermint simple syrup, hamburger buns, granola bars and even pasta.) What can I say? I like doing things the homemade way. This barbecue sauce is no exception, and I guarantee you you’ll be hesitant to go back to the store-bought kind once you see how easy and delicious this one is.
This sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy (you know, in case the title didn’t give it away). I’m not a fan of those cloyingly sweet barbecue sauces, but I also don’t like ones that taste like a bottle of vinegar. This one is the best of both worlds and is a great recipe to have because it will please almost anyone. It takes less than 20 minutes to make this sauce, and I promise it’s time well spent. You can do so many different things with it (I’ve got a couple recipes to share soon), and it keeps in the refrigerator for a week. Eric was recently away on business for several days, and I made pretty much every dinner around this barbecue sauce. This time of year can be hectic, so I’m planning to make a jar of this to have on hand to toss with shredded chicken on the nights I know will be particularly crazy. Also, if you’re gifting anyone a grill for Christmas, this could be a fun little extra to include.