Making your own barbecue sauce at home is super simple and just like with baking your own bread and crackers or even making your own cleaning products, once you start doing it, you'll wonder why you ever wasted your money on the store bought kind.
The thing I like best about making my own barbecue sauce- besides the taste and how easy it is to do- is that it is easily canned in a hot water bath. (Give 1/2" head space. 30 minutes.) You can also freeze this sauce, but I like canning the best because it makes for faboo gifts. PLUS, there's nothing like impressing the hell out of your company by serving up your own canned barbecue sauce. :o)
1 & 1/2 cups brown sugar (light or dark)
1 & 1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 & 1/2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
2 & 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
2 teaspoons paprika
1 & 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 & 1/2 teaspoons salt
Add all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. Cover and let sit a spell before you use so the flavors get a chance to know one another. Or pour directly into jars for canning.
Seriously. That's all there is to it. Now, don't you want to go try this out for yourself?