Sunday, August 20, 2006

Homemade BBQ Sauce

I was feeling very American and was craving BBQ sauce. I'm not a fan of the bottled variety and usually go out to satisfy this kind of craving but I was determined to use up things in the kitchen so I made up my own.

Amazingly it isn't that difficult to make your own sauce and you are smug in the knowledge that you know what is in it. I wanted something smoky with a kick to it- so I added a bit of the pureed chipotle paste I keep in the fridge (just blitz a can of chipotles in adobo and put in a sealable jar).

This is a piece of cake- it's good with steak too.

Xoch's Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce
Enough for 4 drumsticks with plenty leftover to dip in

4 tbsp. ketchup (to add to your feelings of smugness use an organic version)
2 tbsp. Chipotle paste
3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcester sauce

Mix everything together in a bowl until well blended.


Pam said...

Sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

Your BBQ sauce sounds good what with using Chipotle like I do. My BBQ sauce is a little more elaborate but whatever works,huh?

Vanessa said...

Hey Xochitl - I love your writing and this recipe sounds far too tasty for how easy it looks. I can't wait to crack open my new can of chipotles, in memory of our great day of mexican feasting! Looking forward to more from you. Thanks for sharing thus far!

Xochitl said...

Hi Vanessa,

Glad to hear that you've got your hands on a can of chipotles. They are pure chile gold!


Catya said...

Hi Xochitl, this is Catya... I'm glad you're feeling American! We were beginning to wonder.

On a different note, I'm really excited about coming to see you in March.