Bottled barbecue sauce is convenient yes. BUT artificial coloring, flavors and high fructose corn syrup are not the healthiest to consume. Buying barbecue sauce made with all natural ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup can cost you a pretty penny for a small bottle!
If you or your family enjoy barbecue sauce on a regular basis, making your own is worth it! It’s easy and not at all time consuming either.
All ingredients need to do is come to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes until it thickens. Top over pork loin, pour over chicken in the crock pot or make shredded pulled pork sandwiches and smother it with this delicious sauce.
I’ve made this twice and the first time I tried using honey. It tasted great but the color was more or less still ketchup color looking and I knew my family would say it didn’t look like barbecue sauce. So using molasses is the key here. The rich deep flavor and dark color make the sauce more typical to the bottled versions out there.
- Add all ingredients to a sauce pan and stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat.
- Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until desired consistency.
- Makes about 1 1/2 cups.