Honey Barbecue Sauce

Making homemade barbecue sauce is surprisingly easy. Most store bought sauce has way too much sugar in it, besides whatever other ingredients are in it that I can’t pronounce, so I make my own. I use honey as a sweetener along with sorghum in my barbecue sauce. I was introduced to sorghum when my daughter moved to Kentucky to attend UK law school. One Christmas she and her fiancé gifted us with items locally sourced from KY. It was an awesome gift….btw honey I need some more of that hot sauce, sorghum, and grits 😂 I have used sorghum in place of molasses in baked goods (recipes without baking powder only), sauces, and even when making caramel popcorn. It’s my secret ingredient….I guess it was my secret ingredient. It is sweeter than molasses so you need less, it’s 100% natural, and high in antioxidants, potassium and lots of other good stuff. I like to use a bit on my oatmeal. The plant looks like corn when it grows.

So here is my recipe for barbecue sauce. When I make it, I double or triple the recipe as it store well in the refrigerator. Feel free to tweak it using flavored vinegars or spice it up with some hot sauce and if you must you can use some molasses in place of sorghum. We like it tangy so if you like it sweeter add more honey and sorghum.

Honey Barbecue Sauce

1 cup of ketchup

1 cup of white vinegar

2 tbsp sorghum

1 cup of honey

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

2 tsp dry mustard

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and whisk together over medium heat. Simmer for about 30 minutes (longer for thicker sauce). Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Enjoy 😘

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