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Basic BBQ Sauce 101

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    Basic BBQ Sauce 101

    I must have just become a teenager when I learned this one. It's what I consider the most basic BBQ sauce possible, but it provides a good base to experiment with.

    Take equal parts of melted butter, worcestershire sauce and ketchup and mix together over a low flame.

    That's it. My dad would use that on almost everything.

    Once I was on my own I started experimenting with adding some brown sugar, red pepper, and other spices. It's been quite a while since I've used that for most meats since I usually make a sauce from the drippings now. But I break that base out now and again, usually on chicken like I did tonight. I added a touch of honey for sweet and Old Bay for heat to it.

    It's a good, solid base sauce to start with. Have fun with it!

    interesting, the use of so much Worch. doesn't make it overpowered with flavor? I like to experiment culinary wise so I will try it and report back.


    • boftx
      boftx commented
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      Yes, it does tend to be strong, so you might want to cut back on it and use some vinegar (apple cider or malt) instead to get that "tang" that is needed.


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