Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Finding a Barbecue Sauce recipe that is based on tomato paste and not ketchup has been a struggle for a few months. While avoiding HFCS is one reason to avoid ketchup, the bigger reason for me is that I always have tomato paste in my pantry.
Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Sauce

recipe adapted from

1 1/2 cups water
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

The verdict?
This is really similar to my Homemade BBQ Sauce, but without any onion or pepper chunks. The preparation reminded me of Taco Sauce, and the sauce was really good with our Shredded Chicken Sandwiches!

1 comment:

  1. This looks great! I always buy store bought, so this will be exciting to make:) Thanks!