Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sweet BBQ Sauce

I have a special spicy BBQ sauce recipe that I make all the time. My guys love it, but for the longest time my husband has been asking me to come up with a sweet sauce. When our Spice House challenge came up and I was searching through all of their spice choices (so many to choose from!) I came across their Maple Sugar. I thought it would be perfect in a sweet BBQ sauce, so at my hubby's request I came up with this Sweet BBQ Sauce. The addition of the Smoked Hot Spanish Paprika and the European Style Black and White Peppercorn Blend give this sweet sauce a nice little zing.

Sweet BBQ Sauce
by Susan

makes approximately 2 1/2 cups

1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
5 Tablespoons The Spice House Maple Sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon The Spice House Smoked Hot Spanish Paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground The Spice House European Style Black and White Peppercorn Blend
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup bourbon (I used Maker's Mark)
2-3 teaspoons liquid smoke (to taste)

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring just to a boil, turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes (you might want to use a splatter screen because it will probably splatter a bit).
Transfer to a glass container (such as a canning jar or covered glass bowl) and cool completely.

It'll last for a few weeks in the fridge.  Goes great on chicken or meatloaf!

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