Sweet + Tangy BBQ Sauce

My dad, a Southern man from Atlanta Georgia, was known for many great things, one of them being how well he was able to throw down in the kitchen. I recall summer nights as a youngin’ eating slow-cooked ribs lathered in my dad’s bbq sauce–finger-licking-good. The addition of liquid smoke gives the sauce a nice little pep mixed with a nice little tang from the apple cider vinegar. Go ahead and lather this on grilled veggies, chicken, ribs or whatever your heart desires! You can thank me later.

Total time: 20 mins Servings: 1½ cups

You Need:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp pimenton or smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp water

Do It

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook for 10 mins, until sauce thickens.
  3. Allow to cool and place in a sterilized container. BBQ will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.