Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated April 11, 2018)
Have you ever wondered how you could save some money on a barbecue? Well one way that you can do that is by making your own barbecue sauce. Homemade barbecue sauce is a great way to not only personalize your next barbecue, but to experiment as well. In fact, just about every cook worth their salt has their own "specialized" barbecue sauce. Some can be as complex as adding a few special ingredients to a preexisting or premade barbecue sauce, to making everything from scratch. In the end it doesn't really matter how the barbecue sauce is made; what matters is if you like it or not. The only way that you can figure that out, is by experimenting. Here is a simple tomato based barbecue sauce that you can use to begin your experimentations with.
This recipe is a very basic one, and can easily be adapted to your personal tastes. For example, if you would like to have a sweeter sauce, you can simply add a little bit of honey or brown sugar. Another option that you can use is to make a "Whiskey barbecue" by adding a little bit to your recipe. Ideally, for this kind of a sauce you will want to use bourbon due to its high sugar content. While not strictly "Whiskey" barbecue sauce, it can still be called this.
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