Barbecue sauce is a true American food tradition. Different regions prefer different flavors and variations. Here is a basic, more traditionally made barbeque sauce. After you have gotten the hang of this barbecue sauce, I encourage you to try to replicate your current commercial favorites or make a new one entirely!
If you’re used to commercially made barbecue sauces, starting with my sweet barbecue sauce might be a smoother transition for you and your family and more familiar to your taste buds. This savory barbecue sauce is, to me, more of a wing sauce.
The full recipes make 1 and ½ cups of barbecue sauce. You can easily half, double, or triple the recipe depending on what you need!
You can put it in an old bottle or keep in a jar. Keep in the fridge. I’m unsure exactly how long this will keep in the fridge. However, similar ferments are fine for 1-3 months. If there’s any obvious mold or any putrefied (vomit like) smells, it’s probably time to make a new batch!
SAVORY BBQ SAUCE:
Combine ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.
SWEET BBQ SAUCE:
Add all ingredients to a jar and shake to combine.
Recipe Suggestion: BBQ Chicken on the Grill
Cut up an organic chicken. Preheat the grill until hot.
Season chicken with a little salt and add to grill.
Turn over after a few minutes and add BBQ sauce to one side.
Turn again and add BBQ sauce to second side.
Continue adding BBQ sauce as the chicken cooks until it is done.
BBQ Sauce Two Ways
Savory BBQ Sauce
- 3/4 cup Teriyaki Sauce Premade*
- 3/4 cup Fermented Ketchup Premade*
Sweet BBQ Sauce
- ¾ cup Teriyaki Sauce Premade*
- ¾ cup Fermented Ketchup Premade*
- 2 tbsp Molasses
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- Combine ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.