My Super Secret Barbecue Sauce

BBQ Sauce
Those who have known me for a long time know that I worked at my dad’s BBQ restaurant for most of my childhood and teenage years (17 years, to be exact). I love cooking barbecue. I’m good at it. I just don’t do it often as a lot of the meats are expensive and my recipes make a lot of food (hence my girlish figure). People have been asking me for recipes for years. I always say no. When I moved to Utah I left my dad’s recipes home as well. I had the hankerin’ for some sauce one night and decided to mix my own sauce (very) loosely based off of what I remembered from my time at the restaurant. But, for posterity’s sake (and so my wife can cook for me) I figure I should get the recipe written. I’ll give the basic formula, but some things are just going to remain a secret ;).
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Small Cans Tomato Sauce
  2. 1/4 to 1/2 Cup Honey
  3. Salt & Pepper to Taste
  4. 3 tsp Paprika
  5. 2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  6. 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  7. 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  8. Seasonings
  9. 1 to 2 tsp Liquid Smoke (you may need to add more if you like it smokier)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in medium sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
  2. Let cool.
  3. Smother on your favorite foods (just not cereal, weirdo).
Notes
  1. You can vary the honey depending on how sweet you want it. My dad used grape jelly on his sweet sauce when I was younger. I modified the recipe quite a bit from then.
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