BBQ Sauce Recipe

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by rayb, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    Just found this on the internet for making my own sauce, anyone have any suggestions? I have never attempted making my own sauce and wanted to find a base sauce that I can experiment with. Would this be a good starter? What options do I have? What else could I use besides ketchup?

    2 cups tomato ketchup
    1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
    1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot
    1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
    1/4 cup molasses
    2 Tbsp soy sauce
    Salt and pepper

    Mix all together and simmer untill reduced to about 2 cups
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Aint but one way to find out if it's good or not. Make some!!!
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I really like Jeffs sauce and it works great in my chili.
  4. thsmormonsmokes

    thsmormonsmokes Smoking Fanatic

    Jeff's sauce works great with anything.  That stuff is mind-blowing good.  I've thought about mixing in some fluoride and using it for toothpaste.
  5. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    Lol, tooth paste huh? Well it must be pretty good then! I just bought the recipe so Ill be trying it soon. Not sure if I want to try the rub or sauce first. He says the rub is all you need but I also like the saucy side of ribs, as does my wife.
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    About the only things missing that I have used would be 1/4C Mustard, 1tsp Garlic pwd and 1tsp Onion pwd. Maybe a shot of Worcestershire or a Tbs of Lemon Juice...JJ
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012
  7. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    well gonna make it tomorrow so we will see!
  8. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That sauce is going to be really thick if you reduce almost 4 cups of ingredients down to 2. I would certainly change the soy to Worcestershire sauce, I also think you should consider decreasing the bourbon to a tablespoon or two, tops. You want the flavor of the whiskey, not a ketchup cocktail. My preference would be to also decrease the Franks to 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. Add Chef JimmyJ's garlic and onion for sure.

    IMHO if you are making a tomato based sauce you will always get better results by starting with ketchup. If you start from scratch with tomato sauce and paste that the first thing you must do to make BBQ sauce is >>> make ketchup. It's much easier and less expensive to buy a bottle of ketchup for a buck and cut out the extra work.
  9. rayb

    rayb Smoke Blower

    Well here we go, starting the ribs now using Jeffs rub and gonna try the sauce on a half slab. Had to dial the heat back a bit though on account of my wife and daughter. Ill throw the pics up after dinner!
  10. cdldriver

    cdldriver Meat Mopper

  11. I agree with chef JIMMY J :)))
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I would just make it you can always add but you can't take away. Once you have their sause you can add more ingredents to make it yours.
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      You got it JJ
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I posted a 6 ingredient recipe today...
  15. cdldriver

    cdldriver Meat Mopper

    oldschool what hapen to recipee?
  16. tj omalley

    tj omalley Newbie

    Looks like a good start. Try a a healthy splash of apple cider vinegar......check out for things to try your sauce with.

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