A couple of weeks ago my wonderful husband made the best BBQ sauce I have ever had! Seriously, this stuff is good on ANYTHING. As Texans we take our BBQ sauce very seriously and we eat it on everything. Chicken, fries, steak, burgers, crackers, or just in a bowl with a spoon. Needless to say the mass produces bottles at the grocery store just won’t do. I think this recipe with kick all of those bottled sauces butts.
Be sure to have plenty of time when you make this sauce. A good BBQ sauce is going to take you a while but it will be worth your time in the end.
Jace’s BBQ Sauce
1/4 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 strips of bacon
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp hickory smoke seasoning
4 cups chicken broth
1 package beef bouillon
1 package chicken bouillon
1 ounce sherry wine vinegar
1 cup worcestershire sauce
3 ounces soy sauce (low sodium)
2 cups ketchup
salt to taste
In a large pot cook the bacon. You are just wanting the bacon fat so after it cooks down remove the bacon. You don’t need it anymore so you can eat it. I promise I won’t tell.
Cook the onions in the bacon fat with a pinch of salt. After about a minute and a half of cooking add the garlic. Cook only until the onions are translucent.
When the onions are ready add the chicken broth with a couple of dried chilies thrown in. Cook until the liquid is reduced by half.
While this is cooking put together your dry mixture and wet mixture:
In a small bowl combine the celery salt, onion powder, ground ginger, paprika and hickory smoke seasoning.
In a large measuring cups combine the vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and low sodium soy sauce and honey.
When the liquid is reduced by half pour the wet mixture and 3 tablepoons of the dry mixture in and stir to combine.
Stir in the ketchup and taste it. Add salt as needed. And let is simmer for about 30 minutes so the flavors can come together.