Grandma's Barbeque Sauce

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated June 26, 2013)

It's always a treat during the summer when the family breaks out the grill and decides to have a barbeque. Grill the ribs, cook the hamburger patties, get the hot dogs ready for consumption. Bring out the ketchup, mustard, and relish. Dish out the chips, chop up the watermelon, open the soda cans. Summer barbeques are pretty much amazing and can lead to the creation of several summer memories; however, what's a summer barbeque without some stellar barbeque sauce. You can buy barbeque sauce just about anywhere, but how do you know that the quality is going to be up to your standards? If you have respectable standards for you barbeque sauce, or even if you're just getting sick of your standby barbeque sauce, then maybe it's time to shake things up a bit. Learn how to make your own barbeque sauce, and your barbeques will be even more of a hit.

Making barbeque sauce like your grandma used to make isn't hard and simply takes several ingredients and a stove. Here are the ingredients you will need to make your winning barbeque sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • A dash of cayenne or Tabasco

Homemade barbeque sauce is so simple that you don't even have to add anything in a certain order. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients together in a pot. Stir the ingredients together with a spoon or a heat resistant spatula until they are well combined. Heat the sauce until it reaches a boil, and be sure to keep stirring so it doesn't burn the bottom of the pan. Once the sauce reaches a boil, bring it down to a simmer until you are ready to use it. This particular recipe makes enough for two pounds of chicken. You can also use this sauce on ribs or on anything else that may need barbeque sauce!

So, next time you decide to have a party at your house and have a rocking summer barbeque, don't skimp on quality. Quality barbeque sauce doesn't come in jars or bottles—quality comes from homemade sauce. This recipe is one of the best and easiest recipes out there, and every time you'll make it, you'll wow your family, neighbors, and guests: your parties will be the talk of the block!

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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