Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce??

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2007/08/13 16:13:09 (permalink)

Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce??

If so are u willing to share u'r secret or not?

I make mine and if we have 15 replys or more I will post it!
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    Oneiron339
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 07:10:56 (permalink)
    Yes...and no.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 07:36:04 (permalink)
    Yes for pulled pork, I buy sauce for ribs.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 08:02:31 (permalink)
    No-but would love some recipes!!!
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 08:21:02 (permalink)


    I have a couple of recipes that I would give as gifts for Christmas. There were a few styles that I would make. At the time they were unique, but now it seems like old hat..
    There was my standard basic one, and then there were my Watermelon BBQ, Cola BBQ, and my favorite which was a Korean style. There was a time that I even considered marketing them but as I looked at the store shelves, I realized that this is a crowded market. Maybe too crowded... and growing still.
    I don't make any sauces now, though I do have all the fixins' if I feel so inclined. I do have a few bottles in the pantry that I buy when I go to the Job Lots store. You can find some interesting brands for sale at low, low prices.
    The only BBQ sauce I make is when I have lamb ribs. For that I make a mustard/mint BBQ sauce.


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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 08:43:54 (permalink)
    Yes I do!I can control the heat and amount of sugar in it and its a lot cheaper and better than the bottle stuff.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 09:04:34 (permalink)
    No, I use two bottled sauces. My mild sauce is from Oklahoma and my hot sauce is from Alabama. But I do doctor the mild sauce for competitions.

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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 10:40:39 (permalink)
    I attempted to a couple times, but I still haven't found a good recipe. *hint hint*
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 10:51:45 (permalink)
    I have a GREAT recipe. Better than anything I've ever tasted, store bought or otherwise. If I gave it to ya, I'd have to kill ya!
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 11:23:24 (permalink)
    I usually use some Sweet Baby Ray's. Very good stuff.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 11:35:16 (permalink)
    I've never really stopped to think about it too much until now. I make my own sauce for BBQ/baked beans. Generally, depending on which meat I'm cooking, I choose from a small selection of bottled products I've come to use as my "A-Listers" over the years. When I have taken the time to make my own I haven't been let down.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 12:10:07 (permalink)
    Yes, I make my own. It's actually quite basic...ketchup, chile sauce, brown sugar, L&P, A1, soy sauce, a dash of Liquid Smoke and of course, chipotles....more or less depending on how hot you want it.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 12:21:36 (permalink)
    I prefer my (great BBQ) sans sauce, thank you.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 12:27:08 (permalink)
    I usually use bottled sauce; either Sweet Baby Ray's or Cattleman's. If I have time I make it.

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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 13:42:22 (permalink)
    14th.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 14:01:19 (permalink)
    done...go
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 14:14:37 (permalink)
    Will we have 15 hardy souls so here is mine:
    It is called Sweet Mary's....
    1 C apple cider vinegar
    1 C Tomato Puree( have tried sauce and paste, does not work as well as puree)
    3 C water
    1/2 C brown sugar
    1/2 C Grandma's molasses
    1 t(teaspoon)salt
    1 t black pepper
    1/2 t garlic powder
    1/2 t onion powder
    2 t liquid smoke
    1 C Karo corn syrup
    1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 t prepared mustard
    4 T(tablespoons) of corn starch
    2 oz soy sauce
    1/2 of fresh ground red pepper.

    toss everything into medium sized s/s pot. Bring to boil and turn heat down to slow simmer. Simmer for an hour or so.

    This will give u a excellent BBQ sauce wityh just a touch of back of the throat tingle. To make it taste like sweet Babby Ray's leave out the red pepper flakes and the ground red pepper. To make it Red Hot add more ground red pepper. I serve it all three ways.
    The one with the slight tingle is by far the most popular.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 14:15:21 (permalink)
    for baked beans, I mix ketchup, molasses. brown sugar, chopped onions and drippings from bacon. I fry the bacon until it starts to brown, pour most of the drippings off before adding the rest, then lay the strips of bacon on top before baking.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 18:53:34 (permalink)
    i make 3 different varieties.
    sorry but my wife would kill me if i gave out the recipes.
    if i'm in a bind and don't have time i'll use tony roma's original and carolina honey equal amounts of each for heat some cayen pepper.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 21:07:39 (permalink)
    That sauce looks pretty good, genewj!

    My only standard for store bought sauces is no high fructose corn syrup; if I were making your recipe, I would leave out the Karo and sub brown sugar to taste.

    I haven't made sauce from scratch in years. My favorite recipe was from Jane Butel's BBQ cookbook. I have it cached somewhere.


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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 21:10:28 (permalink)
    Tom, i agree, but i deal with a particular class of peeps and they do not mind it or as much SALT as they can put on food. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! karo is what they get!
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 21:41:02 (permalink)
    yes:

    ketchup
    worchester sauce
    brown sugar
    honey
    beer
    mustard
    spices
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 22:11:56 (permalink)
    I never found a BBQ sauce I liked. Chicagoans love sweet sauce but they are too sweet for me. So I make this one. Got the recipe off the Internet.

    1C ketchup
    1/2C brown sugar
    2t salt
    1t pepper
    4T cider vinegar
    2T lemon juice
    4T Worcestershire
    2t mustard
    1t chili powder
    1/4C water
    1T oil
    1t paprika
    hot sauce to taste

    simmer 30-40 minutes. you may want to cut back on the vinegar.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/14 23:20:28 (permalink)
    LOL! I love the:

    14th.

    done...go

    That's priceless!!!
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/15 02:23:33 (permalink)
    Thanks Gene! Nice of ya to share your recipe with the rest of us... Now comes the kitchen hacking to make it better..
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/15 02:53:19 (permalink)
    That looks like some good sauce. I ain't gonna make it but I would surely eat it with pleasure.

    Me, I regard the sauce as, well, sauce. Not the heart of the experience but something people can use if they feel like it. I usually do a ketchup-based sauce and I just chuck in whatever I've got in the fridge and the spice cabinet until it tastes right. Molasses, horseradish, chilis and hot sauce and Worcestershire, cumin and black pepper, a sliced lemon...

    The last time I put in too much cardamom -- my sister and wife loved it, my dad and brother-in-law didn't. It's interesting to see those moments when gender differences break down into the standard Fred and Wilma thing...
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/15 16:38:22 (permalink)
    This is my "Sweet KC style" sauce that I use for my que. I have used it for 15 + years.

    2 12oz cans tomato paste
    1 12oz can of your favorite adult malt/hops beverage (use a good one)
    1 cup molasses
    1 cup steen's cane syrup
    1 cup honey
    1 cup brown sugar packed
    1 cup cider vinegar
    1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
    2 TBSP soy sauce
    2 TBSP chili powder
    2 TBSP sugar
    2 TBSP garlic powder
    2 TBSP black pepper
    1 TBSP onion powder
    1 TBSP rubbed sage
    1 TBSP salt
    1 TBSP liquid smoke
    1 TBSP cayenne ground
    1/2 tsp ground bay leaf
    1-2 TBSP crushed red pepper flakes

    Put all ingredients in a large stainless saucepan

    Bring to a boil, stirring to mix everything well

    Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes

    Stir occaisinally to keep from scorching

    Makes about 10 cups.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/15 22:00:27 (permalink)
    I make my own sauces, but none of them are original recipes:

    Mark's South Carolina Mustard Sauce (courtesy of eGullet/recipegullet)
    Vinegar NC sauce from Raichlen's BBQ USA
    Ridgewood (northeast TN) sauce from Mills' Peace, Love and BBQ
    Nashville sweet sauce from Raichlen's BBQ USA

    Generally, I only get to make BBQ when we're entertaining a large group. Since I never know what style of sauce people like, I tend to just make them all and let people pick. I really haven't found my groove yet, though. While they taste fine, none of them are THE sauce. The sweet sauce could use a little less ketchup, the Ridgewood is a little heavy on the onion, the vinegar sauce is so basic that it's hard to label it as anything other than unremarkable. My favorite is probably the mustard sauce, but nobody in our family really is into it because they're not used to it. They want it to be like some generic kc masterpiece sauce or the vinegar sauce a lot of local places (Whitt's) offers.
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/15 22:59:05 (permalink)
    I make my own, so does my brother and sister using recipe handed down from our mom who got it from a neighbor in Oklahoma--secret, sorry! Although I have taken the base sauce and adapted with apple and bourbon to use for marinade, baste and/or glaze. Yumm!
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    RE: Do u make u'r own BBQ sauce?? 2007/08/17 09:59:08 (permalink)
    I make several of my own recipes, one vinegar based, a vinegar based mop, and a couple variations of a basic tomato base....I add honey, or Jalepeno's, or bourbon, or whatever I feel like to change it up a bit.

    BUT the one I always keep on hand isn't my own creation, it's one I found on the internet and it is fantastic. I do admit there have been times when I've claimed it as my own....LOL

    It's called The Shack, based on a Q joint somewhere that has long since closed according to the site I found the recipe on. I'm sure there are Roadfooder's that have had the real thing and can attest to the zesty goodness of this sauce.

    It may seem spicy, but some how when it goes on the meat or even when ya dunk a piece of good bread for a taste, it seems to mellow out and taste....well perfect.

    Enjoy, and if your search "The Shack BBQ Sauce" you'll find the same site I did, well worth looking up the website as it is a very entertaining read.

    Wet Stuff
    Mix in a large bowl:

    3 - 24 ounce bottle of ketchup (catsup)
    Use the plastic ones, we will refill after making sauce.

    Fill with hot water, swoosh around and dump contents into bowl.
    Folks have asked: HOW MUCH WATER? Fill all three bottles, and dump all 72 oz into 'Wet Stuff'
    (For original recipe use Grapette from Wal Mart- see 'additional notes').

    Pour in plain ole cheap vinegar. "THE" recipe calls for just less than a quart, do not sweat this. use anywhere from a pint to a quart, strangely, this amount has scant effect on final product.

    Put "wet stuff' in a LARGE pan, put heat on "high"
    by the time it is approaching a boil, you will have "dry stuff' prepared.
    Dry Stuff:
    Since you dumped wet stuff out of bowl, why not use for 'dry'?
    Into bowl, dump:

    1 - 4 ounce can of chili powder
    1 - 4 ounce can of black pepper
    1 - 4 ounce can of garlic salt (SALT, NOT garlic powder!!!)
    1/2 cup - sugar (is the ORIGINAL amount, why not TRY that, and adjust to your very own taste after 'brewing' mess up...likewise with Tabasco. See below)
    1 - small Tabasco (anywhere from 1 to 4 ounces..start with about 1 oz...you can 'play' to taste after whole mess is completed.
    1 - small mustard (size of an apple, just regular ole smear on a hotdog yeller mustard)

    Stir
    ...btw, easier to put the mustard in last, and just swirl around till it looks like chocolaty brown tar.
    Simmer
    Dump all this stuff into pan on stove now approaching a simmer if you have been quick, and if you rinsed out the catsup with HOT water;-)

    stir enough to make it evenly liquid...bring to a boil and immediately lower heat to a simmer.

    30 minutes, (stir fairly often to avoid sticking).. during which the vinegar will bring sweat to your forehead, and tears to your eyes...think ventilation here.
    Finish
    That is it.
    Remove from heat, pour back into bottles you saved, unfortunately, you will have an excess of sauce. Improvise, all life has dry rot.

    You now have a LOT of sauce. I always do, and find it MOST welcome as a gift.
    BTW, there is no need to refrigerate your sauce supply, even if you inhabit hot and humid southern climes! Apparently mischievous microbes refrain from causing problems in gratitude for being immersed in this tomato based necter, or are immobilized by the ingredients rendering them deliciously inert.
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