If you want to have a tasteful and pleasant barbecue, then a good BBQ sauce is needed. BBQ sauces can come in many tastes or flavors, and you should use the one that fits your needs and preferences. However, lately, many people avoid buying BBQ sauces from the supermarket. They are mostly concerned about the chemicals and unknown substances that they might contain, and decide to do it themselves. A homemade BBQ sauce is an ideal thing to do, if you want a natural product, made after your own taste and with your own ingredients. And of course, you will have the chance to brag in front of your friends and family, that you made the sauce yourself. If you want to make BBQ sauce but don’t know how, we will help you. In the following, we will teach you how to make BBQ sauce and we will present some of the best recipes.
1) Texas BBQ Sauce
Texas has a rich BBQ sauce culture and here, you can find plenty of interesting sauces. Texas Sauce is a combination of sweet and spicy ingredients, and even if it requires a little work, the result will be amazing. In order to make it, you will firstly need to melt a spoon of butter in a pan. Once the butter has melted, add celery and onion. Let it cook at low heat for around 5 minutes, until the onions get softer. After that, add 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook it for another 20 seconds. Add 1 cup of bouillon and 1 cup of water, and stir it until it becomes homogeneous. Now that you have a sauce, you just need to give it a little taste. Add 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 3 of paprika, 6 of spicy mustard and one cup of cider vinegar. Taste the composition and see if it needs anything else. If you want it spicier, you may add some more chili powder. Let it boil for 15 minutes and then it’s ready to be served. Texas BBQ sauce works great with any kind of propane grill or BBQ grill food.
2) Char Sui (Chinese BBQ Sauce)
Char Sui is a traditional BBQ sauce, which works perfectly with any kind of BBQ, grilled, boiled or smoked food. Notice that it’s sweeter than other sauces, but it’s full of flavor and has a nice texture. In order to make it, you will need: 2/3 cup of soy sauce, 2/3 cup of hoisin sauce, half a cup of sherry, half a cup of sugar, 4 cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of black bean paste, 2 teaspoons of Chinese spice powder (if you don’t have, you can use chili powder instead) and a teaspoon of salt. The cooking process is extremely simple and all you need to do is put all the ingredients in a medium sized pan and boil it for 10 minutes. When the sauce is ready, it will begin to thicken and it will have the ketchup like texture. Let it cool for 10 minutes before using it.
3) Kansas City BBQ Sauce
This is the ideal sauce for ribs, even if you make them using a propane grill. For doing it, you will need: 1/3 cup of cider vinegar, a cup of water, 300 ml of tomato juice, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, one spoon of black pepper, one of garlic powder, 2 of molasses, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 of chili powder. In order to make it, you will have to take a saucepan and put all the ingredients in it. Let it boil for 5 minutes on medium heat, while constantly stirring the saucepan. After 5 minutes have passed, you will start to feel the flavor. Now, you have to lower the heat, and let it boil for another 20 minutes. After this time, the sauce will become thicker and the flavors will be perfectly mixed. Let it cool for 15 minutes and then, it’s ready to be used.
4) BBQ Rum Sauce
If you like spicy foods, then this sauce will be perfect for you. The rum enhances the flavors and makes your BBQ food, absolutely delicious. For making it, you will need: half an onion(chopped), 1/4 cup of dark rum, half a cup of brown sugar, a cup of tomato sauce, a cup of canned green chilies, 2 spoons of vinegar, 2 cloves of minced garlic, a spoon of olive oil, a spoon of paprika and a spoon of molasses. In order to make it, you will have to put the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat, adding onion and garlic. Let it boil until it gets an opaque texture and then, add the rest of the ingredients, except the rum. Mix it well and boil the composition for 20 minutes. After the sauce thickens, remove it from the heat and pour the rum. If you’re not satisfied with the texture, you can smooth the sauce in a blender. Let it cool for 15 minutes and use it with your BBQ grill or propane grill food.
5) Southern BBQ Sauce
This is a classic tomato sauce, which works best with pork meat, but it can be used on chicken or beef as well. It has a strong flavor and it will make any barbecue, a true joy. Even though it can be a little complicated to make, it’s totally worth the effort. For making it, you will need: half a cup of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of tomato juice, 3 spoons of vegetable oil, 2 spoons of sugar, 2 spoons of butter, 2 spoons of sugar, a teaspoon of minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and 1 bay leaf. Start by heating the vegetable oil in a saucepan and then add the garlic. When the garlic becomes smoother (after 20-30 seconds), you can add the rest of the ingredients, except the butter. Keep stirring it and let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes, until the sauce becomes thicker. Now, remove the saucepan from heat and add the butter. Mix it well, until it blends with the rest of the composition. Let it cool for at least 10 minutes and after that, you can use it on your favorite BBQ food.
It’s very simple to make a good, natural BBQ Sauce, once you have all the necessary information. These sauces will work great on any type of BBQ grill and propane grill food, turning your barbecue into a real success. Try all our recipes and get ready to serve a 100% natural and tasteful barbecue, with your friends and family.