In The Tasteful Muse, Volume Two (available soon) you’ll find a recipe for Strawberry Ketchup. Earlier this week I used this ketchup to make a barbecue sauce, you’ll have to wait for Volume Two to get that ketchup recipe but until then you can use any ketchup you enjoy to make barbecue sauce.
I covered a small pork roast with the barbecue sauce and baked it in the oven. Of course there were leftovers, hence the open top pork sandwich above.
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
In a medium sauce pan combine the following:
2 cups ketchup (preferably homemade)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
2 teaspoons of chili powder
Let this mixture simmer for 15 to 20 minutes and then use as you would any other barbecue sauce. Adjust the spices (and heat) to please your palate by adding herbs or perhaps cayenne. You can also easily alter the flavor by using a different vinegar (try red wine or balsamic) or using honey in place of the molasses.
Summer’s almost over, make sure you barbecue while you can!
Until next time… Release YOUR Bon Vivant and Savor Your Life!