We love to BBQ on the Big Green Egg and this homemade BBQ Sauce is our absolute favorite. One year I had everyone give the hubby gift cards to the Big Green Egg store for his birthday and Christmas. After the holidays were over, we put a little more with it and bought one. It's a purchase we've never regretted. It cooks as fast as a gas grill but has all the taste of charcoal. It doesn't rust and need to be replaced every 2 years like most gas grills we have had. I have yet to learn how to light it, but I think the hubby likes it that way, he's just a little over protective of his egg!
This recipe is adapted ever so slightly (and I do mean slightly) from the Neely's recipe on Food Network. They are famous for their Memphis BBQ restaurant. We like a little kick in our sauce. This is a smokey but sweet sauce that is perfect for ribs, pulled pork, chicken or shrimp. (You may or may not even want to dip your fries in it) I just love the sticky sweet taste and how the kids get it all over their fingers and faces. Serve it with my crispy cole-slaw to cool the bit of heat you get from the hot sauce.
It's delicious and I promise you won't want that bottled stuff in the grocery store once you see how easy it is to make.
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
- 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons sugar
Mix together the ketchup, water, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients and turn to low.
Simmer, uncovered for 1 hour
Just make sure when you are grilling you don't add the sauce until the end of your grilling or you will burn the sauce and it will just taste like chard meat instead of juicy saucy BBQ. Oh you might also want to try this on our BBQ Pizza, it's amazing and a perfect way to use your leftovers! What is your favorite thing to put BBQ sauce on?