It’s grilling season, so get outside and smell the unmistakable aroma of meat and vegetables cooked over an open flame.
I am of the mindset that if you have a really great ingredient to start with (i.e. a good cut of meat or fresh, seasonal produce) then preparation really shouldn’t take that long. I also think that the amount of condiments needed to enjoy perfectly cooked food should be minimal.
I’m a huge fan of a good barbecue sauce, and there really isn’t anything that compliments grilled or smoked food better than a thick, rich and sweet-tangy sauce. Even better? Knowing all of the ingredients going said sauce! This version is so simple and easy to make that you really can’t go wrong. I make mine in a blender and then just store it in the fridge until ready to use, keeping the mess to a minimum and making it hard to justify the bottled stuff at the store.
You’re only a few ingredients away from that perfect sauce!
BLENDER BARBECUE SAUCE
Makes about 1 quart
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup De Nigris Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3/4 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 small onion, roughly chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth.
Store in an airtight container with a fitted lid until ready to use or up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.