Two Classic Barbecue Sauce Recipes

May is National Barbecue Month, and a great opportunity to get outside on warm, sunny days and perfect that barbecued recipe before summer parties and backyard events kick into full swing. Today we’re featuring two barbecue sauces that cater to guests looking for some heat and those who prefer sweet. Tell us your preference below in the comments!

National Barbecue Month

Savory & Spicy

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What You Need:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • or 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce or sriracha

Directions:

  1. Stir ketchup, brown sugar, onion or onion powder, teriyaki sauce and hot sauce together in a medium sized bowl until sauce is well combined.
  2. Cover or transfer sauce to a jar and cover and refrigerate overnight, or about 8 hours. Use on chicken, pork and other barbecued food. Enjoy!

Picnic Table SetSomething Sweet

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What You Need:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon meat tenderizer powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Stir together honey, molasses, ketchup, cinnamon, paprika, meat tenderizer, oregano, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to use it on barbecued food dishes.

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