Yesterday I shared a new ketchup recipe. The friend that shared the recipe with me would take the homemade ketchup and then make her own barbecue sauce. I'm sure you could use any ketchup - even purchased ketchup - to make this recipe.
Our family loved this barbecue sauce on pork ribs and beef roast, but probably the majority was consumed on our favorite bbq-chicken pizza. It doesn't take long to go through a couple jars of barbecue sauce when the family is chowing down on some spicy slices of pizza. Yum!
This sauce is very spicy with a good deal of zing. The original recipe called for 12 cups of sucanet (or brown sugar). I cut that way back and, as I said, my family loved it. Ed prefers a barbecue sauce to be more spicy than sweet. You can do your own taste test and find your families preferred level of sweetness. Just add the sugar one cup at a time until you like it.
12 cups ketchup
4 cups brown sugar
2 tsp stevia (or 2 more cups of brown sugar is you prefer)
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cup dry mustard powder
1/3 cup paprika
1/3 cup salt
3 T black pepper
3 T garlic powder
3 T molasses
1 1/2 T liquid smoke
Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Thicken with a little clear jell (maybe 2 T) if desired. Place in jars and can for ten minutes. Makes about 6 pints.
Disclaimer: No expert testing was done on this recipe. Proceed at your own risk.
Special thanks to the Home Joys reader who shared this recipe. Do you have a favorite family recipe that you'd like to share?