Sweet and Tangy BBQ SauceMar 13 2012 by
Years and years ago when my husband and I were dating, summer was always our favorite month. Not because we liked the hot humid weather that Chicago is famous for but because we loved eating ribs. It seems that every weekend there was some festival in the area that was featuring delicious BBQ ribs. Everyone knows it’s the sauce that makes or breaks a good tasting rib and I LOVE BBQ sauce. I loved going around to each booth and tasting the different sauces. Some people like ketchup – I like BBQ sauce. This recipe is one of my favorite sauces. It’s got a great tangy flavor and a hint of sweetness. It’s perfect for burgers, baked beans or dipping your favorite french fry in. Enjoy.
- 1/2 cup apple butter – apple sauce can be used as well but the sauce will be a bit thinner
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 can (7 ounces) no salt added tomato paste
- 6 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat for 30 minutes.
- Use immediately or allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight glass container.
Makes about 2 1/4 cups.
Serving size 2 tablespoons.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 32, Cal. from Fat: 0, Total Fat: 0g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 7g, Fiber: .5g, Sugars: 5.5g, Protein: 0g, Sodium: 60mg, Chol: 0mg
Leftover sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the leftovers. I like to freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays and then bag each frozen ice cube in freezer safe ziplock baggies. They are easy to thaw and use whenever you need them for a recipe or topping.