As you know, I love BBQ. Here is a sauce recipe. The simple sauce is for my friends and family who do not enjoy heat while partaking in some delicious BBQ. The Spicier sauce is more for the ladies and gents that like a little more kick to their BBQ experience.
1 1/2 cups of ketchup
1 cup of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 cup of packed dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of chili powder
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 slices of lemon or orange (whatever is handy)
NOTE: I use a sauce pan, put the first two ingredients (ketchup and cider vinegar) and then put the pan on low while I add and mix the rest of the ingredients. Once I am done and the creation is getting hot, I leave on simmer for 20 minutes or until I am ready. DO NOT BURN BBQ SAUCE.
Simple Sauce PLUS the following:
2 additional Tablespoons of chili power
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
2 Tablespoons of dry mustard (try a little at a time until you get it just right)
Some people add honey to the sauce before submitting their entry to the judges. Presumably, it offers a desirable glistening quality to the meat. In my opinion it is not necessary but to each his own.