You will be amazed at how good this BBQ Sauce is and you most likely will not buy BBQ sauce in a bottle ever again. Great for anything you put on the grill, fabulous on ribs and wonderful for a pulled pork sandwich. Use as you would use any commercial BBQ Sauce. If you’re the adventurous type, try making your own ketchup for this recipe. It’s not necessary but you will have a lot to be proud of if you do.
Makes 8 Cups
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
2 Tablespoons Chipotle Powder
1 Tablespoon Ancho Chili Powder
2 Tablespoons Cumin Powder
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard Such as Coleman’s
2 36 Ounce Bottles Ketchup Such as Heinz
¼ Cup Liquid Smoke
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
½ Cup Honey
2 Teaspoons Coarse Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
In a large non-reactive pan heat the vegetable oil over medium low heat and add the chili, chipotle, ancho, cumin, garlic powders and dry mustard. Cook for several minutes until the mixture becomes a fragrant paste, stirring the whole time, being careful not to burn the paste. Add the ketchup, liquid smoke, brown sugar, honey, salt and pepper, bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes stirring frequently.
Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to a month.
Hints and Tips: The sauce will splatter everywhere no matter how low the heat is so I suggest using a lid to keep it contained.