Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Recipe- Homemade BBQ Sauce

For Father's Day, my dad asked me to cook him and the family dinner. After going through recipes I decided to try my hand at grilling, and I must admit that I'm still at a loss as to why so many men are crazy about it. Perhaps it was my attempts to wrestle our two large dogs away from the chicken while I grilled...

BBQ chicken on the grill is a classic, and I wanted to make the meal extra special since it was celebrating one of the most inspiring people in my life- my dad. Here's my Father's Day recipe for sweet homemade BBQ sauce:

2 Tablespoons of veggie oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic put through garlic press
3/4 c. of ketchup
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons of white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon of honey- add more or less to taste
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of mustard powder (optional)
1/2 cup of water

This recipe is super easy. Just chop the onions, and saute them in veggie oil. After they start to soften, add the garlic. Saute for just a couple minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a simmer, and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes. If you want it to be thicker, add less water. This recipe makes plenty for 10 pieces of chicken.

Tip: Marinate the chicken in the BBQ sauce for at least a couple hours, or even better, overnight!

Buon Appetito!

1 comment:

  1. and now, i'm starving. gosh, that looks so very good.