This delicious homemade barbecue sauce recipe came from about.com and is called the Memphis Barbecue Sauce. I changed it a bit and will change it again as I want to try and make it as paleo as possible. Next time I make it I am going to use tomato paste and remove the sugar.
It is a thick, smooth, sweet and tangy sauce that is great on pork ribs slow roasted in the oven.
I have split it up into two sections as it is easier to read without forgetting ingredients (ooops!).
It is not a sugar free barbecue sauce but you can make it sugar free by using tomato paste, tomato sauce has a lot of sugar, and taking out the brown sugar.
If you choose you can also remove the molasses but then it will be a bit more savoury. I think still good. Let me know how you go if you remove all the sugar.
Sia's Homemade Barbecue Sauce RecipeWet Ingredients
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Combine apple cider, tomato sauce, water, mustard and molasses in a bowl until well combined.
In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients until well combined.
Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat then add onion and garlic and saute until lightly browned about 5 minutes.
Add wet ingredients to the saucepan then stir in the dry ingredtinets. Stir until all mixed together.
Reduce heat and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
If you would like a smoother barbecue sauce which I do then puree with a mixer.
Store in a glass jar in fridge. Should last a good month.