Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

sweet and spicy barbecue sauce

I’ve been wanting to create a recipe for homemade barbecue sauce, but haven’t quite had the guts to try.  I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it actually was.  I like a barbecue sauce that has a little bit of sweetness to it, so that is what I made…a barbecue sauce with a little brown sugar in it.  Well, as I was taste testing it my husband walks in and before he even tastes it says, “I don’t like sweet barbecue sauce”.  Since I was making some ribs for dinner that night, mainly because he LOVES ribs, I decided I better spice it up a little so he will like it!  So, thats what I did and it came out perfect and he LOVED it!  He actually said he wouldn’t change anything about the way I made it, and trust me…he’s not afraid to be honest!  🙂  Here’s the recipe:


1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup dijon mustard

1/4 cup red wine

1/4 cup worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/8 cup soy sauce

1/8 cup minced onion

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/8 cup minced onion

2 cloves garlic-minced

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon cumin

few dashes of cayenne pepper-optional

small amount of vegetable oil to sauté onions

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