Get ready for summer barbecue season! But forget about serving store-bought barbecue sauce,which is loaded with sugar, usually in the form of high fructose corn syrup. Homemade barbecue sauce is not only full of delicious flavor, it also is much easier to regulate the sugar level, and even choose healthier sweeteners.
Plus it’s simple to make! A win-win all around.
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup ketchup (I like Hunt’s because it has no HFCS)
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup vinegar (any kind)
- 1/4 cup raw sugar or honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp celery seed
- Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add garlic and onions and saute until fragrant and lightly browned.
- Add remaining ingredients; stir together.
- Heat until it just starts to bubble; then reduce heat and allow to simmer for about half an hour.
- It will thicken and reduce slightly.