Grilling season is more or less back! It seems as though it would be intimidating, but you wouldn't believe how easy it is to make your own barbecue sauce! And during grilling season it's a pantry staple. What's so fantastic about homemaking it is you can really tailor it to your's and your family's tastes! I prefer mine to be a bit sweet, but also a bit tart with a hearty helping of heat and an easy to identify smoke flavor. This sauce turned out exactly the way I wanted it. If you prefer less heat reduce either the cayenne or sriracha.
Here's my simple yet delicious recipe for zingy BBQ sauce.
Smoky, Spicy BBQ Sauce
*10 ounces crushed fire roasted tomatoes
*1/4 cup brown sugar
*2.5 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
*1 Tablespoon sriracha
*1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1. Combine all ingredients in small sauce pan over medium-low heat.
2. Stir frequently until sugar has melted.
3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour, or until mixture turns brown and semi-glossy.