It’s been a few days since I’ve posted a new recipe and I’ve had this one on the back burner for a while.
MaryJo and I have been getting ready to head back north for the summer and there were lots of things to get done before we left. We finally started out this morning with both of our vehicles filled to the brim with the stuff we’ll need for the next five months in Minnesota….the frozen tundra! Turns out that the frozen tundra is not tooo far fetched. Mid forties in Minnesota today with snow forecast for northern Minnesota. Yikes!
We got very delayed on our first day because of three separate accidents that we saw that made us spend about 90 minutes in crawling traffic. And, it’s not frozen here in Florida as MaryJo’s van was showing 96 degrees while sitting in traffic. Any way we only made 185 miles and decided to stop in Lake City Florida, rest up and get a fairly early start tomorrow and hope that we don’t see more accidents on the way. We’re not in a big hurry and planned to spend 5 days and 4 nights on the road. This slight delay only means that we will have to drive until 4:30 or so instead of 3:30 or 4. Oh well. We used to do the whole 27 hour trip without stopping! Much more relaxed traveling these days.
A few weeks back, I was having some pork and thought that some barbecue sauce would be good with it. Turns out we didn’t have any so I mixed up a few ingredients and it was pretty good. Since then, I looked for homemade barbecue sauce recipes and found that most had a list of 15 or more ingredients and I’m thinking, why go to all that trouble. I’m into easy.
So my recipe for homemade barbecue sauce is 5 ingredients and they have simple proportions. You wouldn’t even need to write this down. Ready?
2 tablespoons Heinz ketchup.
1 teaspoon each of Frank’s hot sauce, cider vinegar, honey and liquid smoke.
Mix it together and smear on grilled meat.
Okay, if you are a real barbecue purist this recipe is probably too easy and using liquid smoke is a no-no. You may go ahead and find a 15 ingredient recipe!
I believe that this simple recipe will satisfy most any meat eater and it is so easy.
I used it on this chicken breast that I seared for 5 minutes on the skin side then put foil on my small gas grill then turned the heat down and cooked the chicken on the opposite side for another 30 minutes on low while brushing on the barbecue sauce every ten minutes, until the meat was 155 degrees.
Not bad for a homemade barbecue sauce! Try it.
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp Frank's hot sauce
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- Mix all ingredients well and use.