If you have never tried homemade BBQ sauce you NEED to—especially this recipe! It tastes way better than the store-bought varieties. It is so fresh and the flavors balance each other out amazingly well. There is a little bit of sweet, salty, mild spice, and smoke, which together form the BEST homemade BBQ sauce ever.
I love using a smoker to make the most insane-tasting meat. The other day I made slow-cooked pork that was so tender it just fell off the bone. I made this delicious homemade barbecue recipe for pulled pork sandwiches and it was very very good—everyone wanted seconds and thirds.
This recipe is not only good for pork; it is great for any meat or other recipe that calls for barbecue sauce. And it makes a lot so you can store the leftovers for the next many meals as well.
Add all ingredients to a large saucepan and cook on medium heat until well mixed. Turn to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes—simmering longer for a thicker sauce, shorter for a thinner one.
2 cups ketchup
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
4 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
So for all your BBQ needs, try this recipe! I promise you won’t be disappointed. This is the BEST homemade BBQ sauce ever. Enjoy!