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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Making barbecue sauce is fast and easy…and only requires a few very simple ingredients.

The chicken is cooking, the fries are baking and the salad is on the table. Dinner is almost ready. Then, all of a sudden, you realize that you’ve run out of the barbecue sauce you were counting on serving. What do you do?

Easy...make your own!

Homemade BBQ Sauce

I know, it sounds complicated and fussy. But really, making your own barbecue sauce–and other homemade condiments as well–is easy, easy, easy. If you have 15 minutes and can handle using a whisk, then you can totally make your own.

My husband’s favorite barbecue sauce is flavored with bourbon and served brushed on breaded chicken strips. It’s a restaurant meal he’s had dozens of times and always recalls fondly. However, since we try to cook at home more often these days, it’s not one he has regularly anymore.

For a while, I was buying a premade version of his favorite bourbon barbecue sauce. But now, I make my own...and he loves it more than the original. We keep ours in mason jars in the fridge.

So, how would you use this?

  • On basting or dipping sauce for chicken
  • As a dipping sauce for fries or onion rings
  • On steak sandwiches
  • Tossed with rotisserie chicken
  • As a glaze on barbecued pork chops

Making barbecue sauce is fast and easy … and only requires a few very simple ingredients.

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