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Once you’ve read this you’ll never buy BBQ sauce again ( I hope )! It’s so damn simple to make it and the fact it will last about 2 – 3 months in the fridge makes it so much better! Having the weather we have in Brisbane I make a batch of this BBQ sauce up every couple months. That way when I have some pulled pork or chicken on the go I’ve got the perfect sauce to go with.
In case you haven’t already guessed, there is a dish coming up next that requires said BBQ sauce. Once I learnt how to make the basic BBQ sauce I realised how damn easy it is and how I could throw just about anything (within reason) into it. I have since made some kick ass variations. The very basic bitch ingredients of this sauce are vinegar, sugar, water, ketchup & spices. After that you can put an Asian twist on it by adding things like soy, sesame, ginger and some citrus. Maybe add some chipotle in to add a Mexican twist or even some bourbon to make an alcoholic twist!! As always experiment and have fun.
Tune in for my pulled pork recipe in a day or two. Lather this sauce on top of a pulled pork sandwich (or…. on chips, roast potatoes, chicken wings, sandwiches… list is endless) and you won’t be sorry! Don’t forget to tag me on instagram @another_food_blogger or pin me on pinterest.
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- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1.5 cups Heinz ketchup
- 1.5 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1.5 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 star anise
- 2 cloves
- Whisk all ingredients together in saucepan and place on medium heat. Bring to the boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 - 20 mins, until the sauce just coats the back of wooden spoon.
- Allow to cool and store in fridge until ready to use.
- wooden spoon
- airtight storage container
- this BBQ sauce will keep for 2-3 months in the fridge
- use less chili powder if you are worried about the spice level. You can always taste half way through and add more. Just remember when sauces cool and spices have more time to blend, the spice will be a little stronger
- you can substitute a different ketchup brand but I find Heinz is the best