Tangy, sweet and spicy with a touch of Alaskan flair (birch syrup). This sauce goes well with any of your favorite BBQ’d or smoked meats.
- 1 c. Ketchup
- 1 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 c. Dark Karo Syrup
- 1/2 c. Birch Syrup (First or Mid run)
- 1/2 c. Honey
- 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard
- 1/4 tsp. Tabasco Sauce
For the Homemade Barbecue Sauce:
- Combine all of the ingredients for the BBQ sauce in a sauce pan and whisk together until smooth over medium-high heat; stir constantly.
- When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally.
- After about 30-45 minutes, remove the BBQ sauce from the heat when thickened to your preference. (Don’t overcook it as it will become too thick. If this happens, thin it down a bit with some vinegar.
- Cool at least 1 hr (overnight would allow flavors to blend), then use on your favorite meats and enjoy!
- Store refrigerated in a container for up to a month. We like to use a squirt bottle as it’s easy and clean.
- If you can’t get a hold of Birch Syrup, look for a first or mid run Maple Syrup.
- Test the sweetness. If you personally like it sweeter, add a bit more honey (sometimes we do); tangier, add more syrup; spicier, add more Tobasco.
- This recipe is easy to half or double.