Now is the time of year when we dust off our barbeque and light it up for another season. Instead of heating up our house with the oven, we turn to the barbeque during these hotter months.
During the summer, we often cook out, sometimes 4 or more times a week. And it’s so easy. Just grill some meat and add a side salad and you’ve got an easy, delicious and pretty healthy meal on your hand. Oh, and who can forget those great sides of baked potatoes and corn on the cob, true summer staples, both easily done on the grill.
Barbeque sauce is a staple of the season. It goes great with chicken, pork, steak and even salmon. And while there are some great store-bought options out there, I love to make my own. The great thing about a homemade sauce is that it can easily be customised. Sometimes I add a little honey and some extra minced garlic for a honey garlic variety. Other times some extra heat (thanks to sriracha and some chillies) is what is called for.
Here is my basic BBQ sauce, which goes great with chicken, pork or steak!
- 1 cup Ketchup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp parsley
- 2 tbsp water
- Whisk together the ketchup, soy sauce and Worcestershire.
- Add the brown sugar and the spices and whisk until well blended.
- Slowly add the water while whisking until the sauce is smooth.
- Coat your chosen meat while grilling and enjoy!
Now this is a simple basic sauce. It is a great stand alone sauce, but it is also easily customized. So mix it up and enjoy!