|Like all regions of The South, we also have our own style of barbecue sauce, and here in the Deep South it's spicy sweet! Homemade is just so easy y'all, really it is! Give it a try and make this your signature sauce too.|
Sweet and Spicy Barbecue SauceThis is my personal homemade signature recipe for a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. When I created it, I was trying to duplicate the flavor of a very popular barbecue joint here on the coast. There are a lot of commercial barbecue sauces on the market today - some good, some fantastic - and I can tell you how to dress up the less expensive stuff that is always on sale too - but... you really can't beat a good homemade sauce. This one has the favored combination of spicy sweet that we love down here on The Coast, and I think it turned out excellent! You can see this sauce in action on some yummy ribs here and here.
Don't have the time to do a homemade barbecue sauce? Have a peek at this cool way to dress up store-bought sauce. Enjoy!
Recipe: Deep South Dish Signature Barbecue Sauce©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min | Yield: About 1-1/2 cups
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle of chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 1/3 cup of ketchup
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 10 turns of the pepper grinder
- 1/2 teaspoon of McCormick Far East Sesame Ginger blend, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon of onion salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of yellow mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of Kitchen Bouquet
- 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of Liquid Smoke
- 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of pure cane syrup (like Steen's)
Combine all of the ingredients together and whisk to blend.
Cook's Notes: Add two tablespoons to 1/4 cup of Maker's Mark or Jack Daniels, for variety. May also substitute pure maple syrup, sorghum syrup, or molasses, loosened with a bit of corn syrup in place of the cane syrup. A small can of tomato sauce, additional ketchup or a combination of the two may be substituted for the chili sauce.
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