3 homemade barbecue sauce recipes are here for you. But really, they're here for me, too, because I'm in BBQ withdrawal.
It's summer! Every weekend is a rush to see how many barbecue cookouts we can fit in between school, work, and a little personal and much needed R&R.
And yet, (knowing full well that I had not one, but two family events the next day) 3 hours into an all barbecue marathon of Diners Drive Ins and Dives I found myself in full blown barbecue withdrawal! I'm talking salivating, ready to trash the swordfish thawing in the fridge to slather barbecue sauce on whatever protein I could find. Time to get down and dirty with the grill.
If you were wondering if it was possible for this to happen as you sigh over another platter frilled with ribs and burgers, know that in a few short months, we will be back to frigid temperatures. We will be locked inside like not-so-well equipped Eskimos, craving a hit from the charcoal fairy.
She's not coming though... So yes, it is possible to go into a full on, drool inducing, carnivorous barbecue withdrawal attack in 101 degree dog days of summer. Or, I'm an addict and really need to seek out some kind of help. Either way, I did what and good little addict does the moment I got back in my kitchen.
I made 3 homemade barbecue sauce recipes. THREE.
Pacific Rim BBQ Sauce
From BHG Special Interest: Grill It! 2011
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teas gated fresh ginger
- 2 teas vegetable oil
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup whiskey
- ¼ cup hoisen sauce
- 3 tbs soy sauce
- ¼ cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
In a medium saucepan, cook and stir garlic and ginger in hot oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar, whiskey, hoisen, soy sauce, pineapple juice, and vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 cup, stirring occasionally.
Brush sauce on smoked or grilled beef, pork, or poultry as it grills. If desired, reheat and remaining sauce or poultry. Makes about 1 cup.
Red Hot Momma's BBQ Sauce
- 1 ½ cups honey
- 1 cup ketchup
- 6-ounce can tomato paste
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tbs curry powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoon tabasco sauce
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
Use with your favorite chicken, ribs or steak recipe. Makes about 3 cups.
Horn-Honkin' BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 4 ounces beer
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 2 ounces red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbs steak seasoning
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Use as a basting sauce while grilling. Makes about 3 ½ cups.
Now that I'm stocked up with homemade barbecue sauce recipes for a bit, just wait to see what I slather them on. 😉
Can't wait to try these recipes, we never buy store bought sauces, my DH usually just starts mixing. We have some hits and misses that way! I LOVE those jars, where did you get them? I need some!
Hester aka The Chef Doc says
Good golly, woman! You sure did knock that out! I'm excited to see what you use these sauces with 🙂
Parsley Sage says
Great names! I'm all over that Red Hot Momma’s BBQ Sauce 🙂 Finger-licking good!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
I want all of them slathered on something now! I don't really care that it is 8:30 am, they all sound great!
Oh wow!! My boyfriend would be SOO proud of me if I made these sauces! These are amazing and I'm already salivating! 🙂
Love this! I've been meaning to make homemade BBQ sauce all summer...Can't wait to give them a try! 🙂
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
Great BBQ sauce recipes..your pictures are so vibrant and delicious looking! Thank you for sharing, I will try these before summer ends:)
All of these sauces were very tasty!!!! My favorite was the one with the kick.
Your new name is Grill Diva!!
All three of these sound great! Now to choose which one to use first! Lol
The horn-honkin' sounds damn good!!
Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan says
All three of these look amazing but I cannot wait to get some Pacific Rim sauce in my mouth!!
Ooooo! I want the Pacific Rim! TOTALLY!
Mike@The Culinary Lens says
Now this is not a fair post. You are forcing me to make a choice. They all look delicious. i am leaning towards Pacific Rim
The Harried Cook says
What an amazing spread of sauces! I'm quite taken with the Pacific rim one... Thanks for sharing these recipes, Kita!
Oh how I need this 😀 delicious!
I LOVE these sauces! I am allergic to commercial BBQ sauces so I have to make my own - these recipes are terrific!
3 iffrent BBQ Sauce! Amazing! 🙂
Great recipes! I'm with you, about trying to cram in BBQ. An added plus for me is that Matt does all BBQ-ing, so I kinda push for it. 🙂
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
That is some *serious* barbeque sauce! Whoa!!! Somebody give me a chicken leg and a grill.
The Pacific Rim and Horn-Honkin' sauces sound very good. Sweet and not too hot.
OH MY BBQ SAUCE!!! I love them all! You are like me I always have so many around because you never know what will go better with what meat! Thanks for the homemade recipes! I like how you put them in those cute jars!
I'm up for the pacific rim definitely! No idea what I'm going to slather it on though!