Homemade Award Winning Pulled Pork BBQ Sauce Recipe

Are you in search of a fantastic recipe for homemade barbecue sauce? Look no further! I have an incredible recipe to share with you that I’m confident you’ll love. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sauce maker, this delicious recipe is sure to impress.

Our recipes have even been featured on popular television shows like Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on the Food Network and the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise.” So you know you’re in for something special.

Why You Need a Great Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Having a go-to homemade BBQ sauce recipe is a must for any cooking enthusiast. The best part is that this recipe serves as a solid base for any type of sauce. Whether you prefer it spicy, sweet, or smoky, you can easily customize it to suit your taste.

With just a few simple steps, you can whip up a BBQ sauce that the whole family will love. It’s perfect for pulled pork sandwiches, juicy pork chops, or even burgers. This sauce pairs excellently with any pork recipe. So grab a pork butt or shoulder, add a good dry rub, and let it slow-cook in the best BBQ sauce for a mouthwatering result.

Easy recipes like this require a longer cooking time to ensure the meat becomes tender and juicy. And when you use the best BBQ sauce, the end result is even better.

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The Key Ingredients for Our Award-Winning BBQ Sauce

Creating this award-winning BBQ sauce is a breeze with ingredients you can easily find at your local grocery store. Even if you don’t have everything on the list, don’t worry—it will still turn out delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ketchup: Adds sweetness and a rich tomato flavor to the sauce. Feel free to choose your favorite brand.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Provides tanginess and a touch of sweetness from the apple. Its fruity quality complements barbecued meats perfectly.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: A secret ingredient in many recipes that adds a unique umami taste. Originating from England in the early 1800s, it is made from vinegar, anchovies, and other flavorings.
  • Brown Sugar: This recipe calls for brown sugar, which contains molasses and has a stickier texture than regular white sugar.
  • Yellow Mustard: Adds a tangy zip to the barbecue. We’ll also be using mustard powder.
  • BBQ Seasoning: You can opt for a premade BBQ seasoning or make your own using smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, celery salt, dry mustard, salt, and black pepper.

How to Make Our Award-Winning BBQ Sauce

Let’s dive into making this mouthwatering homemade BBQ sauce.

  1. Start by making your BBQ seasoning. Combine all the dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix them thoroughly. Set it aside for later use.

  2. Now, gather all your ingredients, including the BBQ rub, and add them to a saucepan. Heat the stove to medium-high and let the sauce come to a slow boil. Reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for about 30 minutes. It will darken in color and thicken as it cooks.

  3. Once the sauce is done cooking, let it cool to room temperature. Transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.

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Now you have a versatile BBQ sauce that pairs well with ribs, pulled pork, burgers, and chicken.

Creative Ways to Use Our BBQ Sauce

This BBQ sauce is incredibly versatile and can elevate a range of meals. Here are a few ideas:

  • Make pulled pork by slow-cooking it in a crockpot or large Dutch oven with the sauce and some chicken stock until it falls apart.
  • Season pork chops or a pork tenderloin with the BBQ rub, sear them in a frying pan, then coat them in the BBQ sauce. Finish cooking them in the oven until they are succulent and juicy, with a caramelized glaze.
  • Utilize leftovers by adding the meat to an Instant Pot with potatoes and onions to create a delicious hash.

Other Sauce Variations You Can Make

Our BBQ sauce serves as an excellent base for creating a variety of other flavors. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • Spicy BBQ Sauce: For those who love heat, add extra cayenne peppers, habaneros, and jalapenos to create a fiery sauce.
  • Mop Sauce: Perfect for grilling meat, mix in some extra apple cider vinegar and crushed red pepper flakes for a tangy and spicy kick.
  • Vinegar-Based Sauce: To recreate the iconic North Carolina sauce, add extra vinegar and a dash of your favorite hot sauce. This combination is heavenly on a pulled pork sandwich.
  • Mustard BBQ Sauce: Inspired by South Carolina flavors, add more mustard to the sauce. This tangy and smoky sauce pairs perfectly with grilled chicken.
  • Balsamic BBQ Sauce: A personal favorite, add some balsamic vinegar to the BBQ sauce. Use it to glaze chicken wings for a delightful combination. For an extra flavor explosion, dip the wings in our homemade creamy Gorgonzola dressing.
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Now you have an award-winning homemade BBQ sauce recipe that will take your grilling to the next level. Experiment with different variations and enjoy the delicious flavors. Remember, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating mouthwatering BBQ sauces!

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