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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- 2 Small Cans Tomato Sauce
- 1/4 to 1/2 Cup Honey
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- 3 tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 to 2 tsp Liquid Smoke (you may need to add more if you like it smokier)
- Mix all ingredients in medium sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
- Let cool.
- Smother on your favorite foods (just not cereal, weirdo).
- 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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