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BBQ Sauce

July 31, 2015

It wouldn’t be right to have a #BBQweek without a homemade BBQ Sauce that is absolutely killer! Made with a healthy serving of whiskey, infused with mesquite wood goodness, sweet with a definite kick—this sauce hits all the notes!  A must try, for sure.

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 Add 1 cup of whiskey to a sauce pan on medium heat.

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 Bring to a light simmer…

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 …and carefully ignite. 

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 Take 3-4 mesquite wood chips…

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…and char over the open flame.

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Once charred, drop them in the pan.

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 Add 1 whole clove of peeled garlic…

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 …1 tbsp of chopped rosemary and 1 tbsp of chopped thyme…

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 …2 cups ketchup…

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…1/2 cup tomato paste…

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…1/2 cup brown sugar…

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…1 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp ground cumin, 1 tbsp onion powder, and 2 tsp cayenne pepper…

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 …to the sauce pan.

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 Top with 1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce…

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 …and 1 tbsp of dijon mustard.

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 Season with salt…

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 …and pepper to taste.

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 Turn heat to low and thoroughly combine ingredients.

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 Cook for one hour, stirring intermittently.

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 When sauce is finished cooking, remove ALL wood chips and whole garlic clove.

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 Carefully pour sauce into a container…

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 …and enjoy!

 

BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme and rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 3-4 charred mesquite wood chips
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup of whiskey to a sauce pan on medium heat. Bring to a light simmer and carefully ignite.
  2. Take 3-4 mesquite wood chips and char them over the open flame. Once charred, drop them in the pan.
  3. Add 1 whole clove of peeled garlic, 1 tbsp of chopped rosemary and 1 tbsp of chopped thyme, 2 cups ketchup, 1/2 cup tomato paste, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp ground cumin, 1 tbsp onion powder, 2 tsp cayenne pepper to the sauce pan, 1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce and 1 tbsp of dijon mustard to the sauce pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn heat to low and thoroughly combine ingredients Cook for one hour, stirring intermittently.
  5. When sauce is finished cooking, remove ALL wood chips and whole garlic clove.
  6. Carefully pour sauce into a container and enjoy!
http://www.byrontalbott.com/bbq-sauce/

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| Top Left: Mesquite Wood Chips | Top Middle: All-Clad Sauce Pan | Top Right: Boos Maple Cutting Board |

| Bottom Left: Glass Bowls | Bottom Middle: Tweezer Tongs | Bottom Right: Mason Jars |

 

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  • David August 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Hello Byron !!

    I need your help , in my country, We don’t use lbs and cups to measure food.
    would be great if you wrote the two measures, this would be very useful for me
    I don’t know the equivalents. Thank you

  • Desiree Maples November 14, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Hey Byron, I love the idea of adding in charred wood chips! I make my own barbecue sauce as well, but haven’t thought of that. Thanks for the idea. I’m definitely going to try this recipe out. Thanks again.