By Kelly Bogard
Happy birthday, America! The Fourth of July holiday is almost here and celebration preparations are in full swing. Barbecue, all the trimmings, a good dessert. You name it, and it probably has a place on a Texas kitchen table.
In the Lone Star State, we like our choices. Of sauce. Or no sauce at all.
Some say it’s a must. Others think it’s a sin. But good barbecue sauce has its place. And I have the perfect homemade recipe for you to try out this weekend.
For Barbecue Sauce you will need…
3 cloves garlic
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 c. ketchup
1/2 c. butter, salted
1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1 lemon, juiced
This sauce is a little sweet. And a little spicy. But not too much of either one. It’s great as a dip for sausage and brisket or as a final baste on a nice, juicy piece of chicken.
This is a great addition to any summer barbecue. Whether you sauce or not, we hope you have a safe and fun holiday. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Recipe: Barbecue Sauce
Summary: Sweet, spicy and tangy sauce for your summer barbecue
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 2 c. ketchup
- 1/2 c. butter, salted
- 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Puree the onion and garlic until smooth.
- Add the vegetables to the ketchup and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a small sauce pan.
- Mix in the ketchup mixture.
- Add the vinegar, lemon juice and brown sugar.
- Stir in remaining spices.
- Simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.
- Move the cooked sauce back to the food processor and blend until well-combined and smooth.
- Serve warm or refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 30 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 3 Cups