Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce

Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce

The weather is changing, the sun is out, people are outside riding bikes and going for walks and I love it.  Spring is on the way, well technically it’s already here, but the days are getting warmer everyday.  It’s time to fire up those grills people.  Well those of us who aren’t able to grill all year because it’s negative 10 outside.

Anyway, what better way to start off Spring with this super simple quick and easy barbecue sauce.  I love making barbecue sauces.  It’s a lot easier then most people think.  Really all there is to it is to mix a bunch of ingredients in a sauce pan and let it simmer so all the flavors can blend together and viola, you’ve just made barbecue sauce.

Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce

It really couldn’t be easier.  This particular sauce doesn’t require any fancy ingredients and can absolutely be made for a weeknight dinner.  This is great on burgers, ribs, chicken, anything really. 

I love when the weather allows for the grill to be pulled out.  My husband and I grill all the time.  Well I shouldn’t say we, my husband does 99% of the grilling, but hey I get the food ready to go on the grill!

We put everything on the grill.  Our entire meal is often cooked outside on the grill.  We love grilled potato fries, well that’s what we call them.  I’ll have to write a post about that later.  My husband and I also love love love grilled green onions, or scallions, whatever you prefer to call them.  Those are super yummy.

So now that were in grilling season I encourage you to try making your own barbecue sauce!

Here’s your shopping list for this particular barbecue sauce:

garlic – olive oil – ketchup – mustard – brown sugar – honey – Worcestershire sauce – chili powder – apple cider vinegar – hot sauce – salt

All you need to do is saute the garlic in the olive oil for a minute or two, just until the garlic becomes fragrant.  Stir in the remainder of the ingredients with the exception of the hot sauce and salt and let it simmer for 15 minutes.  Check the seasoning for salt, and add any if necessary.  If you prefer your hot sauce to have a little more of a kick then you can add in a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.

Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce
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  1. 2 garlic cloves, grated or finely minced
  2. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 1 cup ketchup
  4. 1 tbsp. mustard
  5. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/4 cup honey
  7. 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  8. 2 tsp. chili powder
  9. 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  10. salt, as needed
  11. hot sauce (optional)
  1. In a medium saucepan saute the garlic in the olive oil for a minute or two until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients except for the hot sauce and salt.
  3. Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Check the sauce for seasoning and add salt if needed.
  5. Add a few dashes of hot sauce if you prefer your barbecue sauce to have a little more of a kick.
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