Homemade Spicy Barbecue Sauce


BBQ-Sauce-Bowl-webI love this simple and easy to make BBQ Sauce recipe. I use it on not just ribs but on whole chicken when I roast, meats going on the BBQ and on sausages to glaze when they are just about done.

Makes 2 cups 


3 tablespoons olive oil

2 medium cloves garlic, minced

1 cup Gluten-free tomato sauce (ketchup)

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup apple cider or red wine vinegar

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons sweet paprika

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 


Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Stir in the tomato sauce (ketchup), water, vinegar, molasses, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper and lemon zest. 

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

ribs-bbq-sauce-webThe sauce is ready to use, or it can be cooled and refrigerated for 7 to 10 days.


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