Thursday, October 20, 2011

Homemade BBQ Sauce

I don’t talk about it much but I am in the (long) process of writing my first cookbook. At the moment I have been working on a sauces chapter.For those of you who follow me on facebook, you might have noticed I have been talking a lot about sauces for the last few weeks. Testing out recipes and tweaking to make them perfect is really fun, time consuming, but FUN!!! One such recipe is BBQ sauce. I just made a batch that is by far THE, BEST. EVER. And I just had to hop online at 10:00 at night and type it out before I forgot what I did. This stuff is amazing. You should go make it right now!


Leahona’s “It’s Gonna Be Famous” BBQ sauce

1 cup ketchup (homemade is best but store bought will work too)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup vinegar (I use plain but you could use apple cider vinager, I just don’t enjoy the flavor)

Raisin paste (recipe at the bottom)

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp cracked black pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp paprika

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon corn syrup (you could double the honey if you don’t want to use corn syrup)

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1/8 tsp liquid smoke

1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce

combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. cook on med heat stiring frequently for about 20 minutes. Cool and enjoy!!


Raisin Paste

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup water

Put water and raisins in a microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave on high for 3 minutes. let cool a few minutes. Pour raisins and water into a small blender and puree.



I had this sauce with some leftover pork roast. It was the best BBQ pork sandwich I have ever had. IF you get a chance to make this let me know. I would love to hear about it.

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