Mike's Recipe, July 2012 - BBQ Sauce
When I started thinking about my July recipe, a homemade BBQ sauce came to mind. At first I wrote it off as too simple and boring. It's always tempting to find some difficult and fancy dish for these posts but sometimes I need to step back and ask myself, what would I have fun making?
Too many times have I heard that you should never purchase a BBQ sauce because they are so easy to make. My problem with that sentiment is that there are so many good sauces to buy out there! One of our favorites comes from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. It's readily available at almost every Wegmans and it's really good! Another sauce I've had that I loved came from Colorado brewery, Oskar Blues. Their Old Chub Hot Sauce was really good and is just such a great idea. We love Old Chub so it isn't a hard sell.
I used that inspiration to begin my web search for a recipe to run with. I found this. I've never heard of BBQPitBoys.com before but the recipe includes both jalapenos and beer so it caught my eye. I was somewhat hesitant because it uses so much ketchup. It gives the recipe a bit of a non-homemade feeling. I decided to go with it though and I wasn't disappointed.
Mike on July 13, 2012 at 4:42pm EDT