Instead of reaching for your next bottle of Kraft BBQ Sauce ~ try your hand at creating your very own blend to ‘jar’, save and share too!
It really is just an assembly of ingredients, ‘a little of this and a little of that‘, all blended together to your own liking.
Do you like a honey blend, a smoke-y blend, a spicy blend or any other combination?…..the flavor is simply adjusted by mixing ‘a little more of this and a little less of that‘!
This recipe ‘jars’ 24 ~ 8oz jars ~ ready made bbq sauce for dipping or cooking.
Once you have tasted your own blend, you will no longer be a bottle baby….simply delish.
The ‘base’ of the recipe (below) is from the Cookbook ‘The Joy of Cooking‘ ~ shown below, a favorite cookbook for sure.
- 18 cups ketchup (use your favorite brand)
- 1 cup vinegar
- 7 cups brown sugar (for the sweetness)
- 2 tbsp salt
- 4 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp chili powder (or to your taste)
- 1/2 cup hickory smoke (or to your taste)
- 1 cup worestershire sauce
- 1 cup mustard (I used honey mustard)
- 2 tbsp garlic powder (or to your taste)
- 3 tbsp onion powder (or to your taste)
Mix the garlic powder and onion powder with the mustard and set aside for a moment. (keeps the sauce from becoming lumpy.)
Pour and Mix all ingredients, including the mustard blend, into a very large stock pot and boil for 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Place into clean 8oz canning jars. Jar with your favorite jarring method. label jar with date for keeping.
a simple assembly of basic ingredients to impress your guests…..giftable too! Enjoy!
yes, a simple assembly of basic ingredients….for dipping or cooking, sure to impress your family and guests. Makes for a great gift! ~ Enjoy!
My idea of a good quick hamburger-bbq sandwich was simply chili sauce and ground hamburger ~ well, until I tried this Sloppy Joe Recipe…..from ‘The Joy of Cooking‘ Cookbook.
The last ingredient is homemade BBQ sauce ~ it’s a good thing I made 24 8oz jars!
a simply delicious recipe, served alongside Jerry’s Grams Rotini Salad (found here). Yum!
Sloppy Joe BBQ Sandwich
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 lbs hamburger
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour (don't omit, it thickens the sauce)
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup bbq sauce (how about your own!)
Melt butter and saute onions until soft, then add hamburger until brown in a large fry pan.
Add sugar and flour, stirring well. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 30 minutes.
Serve on your favorite rolls.
Discover the Joy of Cooking ~ your loved ones will be Thankful you did.
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