Have you ever wondered how to make bbq sauce from scratch? It can be a lot of fun and it will save you a lot of money over buying pre-made barbecue sauces. The recipe we’ll show you here can be used on beef, pork, chicken and even fish. It’s something that many people love and one that is easy to make if you have the right ingredients around.
First, I want to talk about the types of meat you are going to use. Most recipes call for pork, but some do like chicken and turkey. If you are interested in trying this recipe with other meats, try different ones until you find one you like. You can also buy jar products in your grocery store that are premade and they make a great marinade for your dishes as well.
To begin, you need to gather your meat. This is pretty self explanatory. If you are using pork you will need the meat and all its components. For chicken you will need its meat and thighs or legs as well as its innards. For fish you will need its fish flesh and oil as well as its bones.
Now it’s time to get to work. You will need a food processor or a blender for this process. Put all the meat into the processor and blend it until it becomes a smooth consistency. Don’t worry too much about getting it to a consistency that you like. Just blend it until it reaches that stage.
Now we need to add the vegetables and herbs that we want to use in our BBQ sauce. Again, your food processor or blender should be perfect for this. Add your ingredients, blend them up very gently, and then let it settle. You may have to mix it a bit if it isn’t smooth enough in the beginning.
Once the mixture has settled, you will need to add your spice mixtures. I like to use cumin and garlic powder. If you don’t have these items in your kitchen, then just go to your local grocery store and find them. In fact, if you can’t find them in the store, then just go to your favorite search engine and do a search for these items. As an added bonus, if you do this right now, you will save yourself a trip to the grocery store by learning how to make bbq sauce from scratch.
Finally, we need to let the sauce cool off some. If you have the time, you can also bottle it and refrigerate it. Personally, I like to taste the finished product before I put it in the bottle. If not, then at least you will know what you are getting instead of a jar of sauce that will taste like cooked meat.
So, how to make bbq sauce from scratch is pretty easy. If you follow the steps, you should end up with a nice hot, spicy sauce that you can add to any number of meats and vegetables and have guests rave about. Of course, if you don’t have time to learn how to make bbq sauce from scratch, don’t worry. There are other ways that you can make hot sauces using store bought items, but I find that using ingredients found in your own home is more economical and tasting great as well.
One of the easiest ways to begin making your own bbq sauce is to marinade your meats in your own mixture of ingredients. Most of the recipes available at the grocery store will use a teaspoon of ground pepper and enough liquid to cover the meat. You can then make your own mixture of spices and seasonings to use in your own custom flavors.
The easiest way to get started creating your own bbq sauce from scratch is to use tomato sauce and apple cider vinegar. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the tomato sauce and apple cider vinegar and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and allow the mixture to simmer for approximately two hours, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has completely cooled, it can then be bottled and used in your favorite recipes. This method works well if you already have the things you need to begin making your own sauce, such as a tomato or an apple cobbler and a quart of water.
Another way of learning how to make bbq sauce from scratch is to use an already prepared sauce and just modify the amounts of spices and ingredients used. For example, rather than using a teaspoon of ground pepper in your own recipe, you may decide to use only half of a teaspoon. If you have a high quality bbq sauce already, then all you have to do is to add the amounts of liquid listed to the already prepared sauce and let the sauce simmer for approximately an hour. If you are new to making homemade sauces, then you may decide to just purchase a bottle of pre-made sauce at your local market and then adjust the amounts of spices and other ingredients to create your own sauce. It does not require a lot of work, and it will taste much better than the store bought varieties.