I get a lot of compliments about my barbecue sauce. It’s a good balance of salty, sweet, and spicy. It’s extremely easy to make, too. Here’s the recipe:
Savvy BBQ Sauce
- 2 cups ketchup
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeños, sliced
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
2 cups brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Mix together in a bowl. Taste the sauce and adjust the flavoring accordingly. Is it too sweet? Add more salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Is it too watery or oily? Add more ketchup. Not spicy enough? Put in another jalapeño. The trick is to keep adjusting until it is exactly the way you like it. That is how you get the raves from your guests.
Cost of Dish: Ketchup: $.50; Worcestershire sauce: $.10; Brown sugar: $.75; Oil: $.05; Jalapeños and Garlic: free from the garden; Water: free; Salt: practically free.
Total Cost of Dish: $1.40
Cost in Store: $4 per bottle (estimate?)
Total savings: $2.60 per bottle of BBQ sauce