Friday Food : BBQ Sauce

Welcome to another installment of Friday Food, where today we talk about BBQ sauce. If you insist on spelling it out as barbecue sauce, you’re probably too fancy for me and for BBQ sauce! As you can see I love the stuff, this is just what’s in my house when I’m not planning on using it.

So imagine the thrill I felt when I learned of the many things May is the “month of”, May is national BBQ month!

Personally, I’ve had an aversion to food cooked on charcoal grills since I was very young. However, many grills now don’t leave those unappetizing black streaks, and while some may say that isn’t “real” BBQ, I don’t say anything because my mouth is full of delicious food!

If you do a GOOGLE search you can and will find countless ideas for BBQ sauce I think you should try them all. Ha. If you’re in a pinch though and really need to make some in a flash, may I suggest the following “recipe”. This is what I use to top and bake my meatloaf, but it works as a lovely (and very sweet) rendition of a simple BBQ sauce too. My favorite thing to make my with sauces is to toss it in a slow cooker with some chicken let it bake until the chicken pulls apart and then eat it! Sometimes I am even patient enough to prepare veggies or other sides to go with it.

BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce Recipe

What you will need:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


Put all ingredients together in a sauce pan, stir on medium-low heat until well blended


If using in a slow cooker, I don’t heat them all together. I just blend them in a bowl then toss it in with the chicken and everything cooks together

If you like the basic IDEA of my sauce, but you’re looking for less sugar or more variations in flavors, I know Food Network has Neely’s BBQ sauce and I loved the looks of her ingredients.

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