Barbecue Sauce 101

May 15, 2013

I always tell folks that the simplest ways to really make your barbecue and grilling events stand out is to create your own “signature sauce”.  But instead of spending a lot of time and money on failed test runs, I find that modifying readily available sauces is the simplest way to go.  Find flavors that you love including fruit juices, jams, preserves, fresh fruits and herbs, or powdered peppers, herbs and vegetables to create something truly your own.  Here’s three modified versions of KC Masterpiece sauces that my guests always love and hopefully they’ll inspire your own creations!

 slider with sweet heat BBQ sauce

 

Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce

 

Ingredients:

1 18oz bottle of KC Masterpiece Original Barbecue Sauce

½ cup black cherry juice

1 tsp. chipotle powder

 

Instructions:

Prepare grill for medium heat and preheat a small saucepan.  Add the barbecue sauce and remaining ingredients to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring periodically to fully incorporate the flavors in to the sauce.  Serve immediately with your favorite grilled or barbecued meats and vegetables.

 

 

Asian Fusion BBQ Sauce

 

Ingredients:

1 18oz bottle of KC Masterpiece Honey Barbecue Sauce

¼ cup soy sauce

2 tbsp. mirin rice wine

½ tbsp. ginger powder

 

Instructions:

Prepare grill for medium heat and preheat a small saucepan.  Add the barbecue sauce and remaining ingredients to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring periodically to fully incorporate the flavors in to the sauce.  Serve immediately with your favorite grilled or barbecued meats and vegetables.

 

 

Savory Red Wine BBQ Sauce

 

Ingredients:

1 18oz bottle of KC Masterpiece Original Barbecue Sauce

1 cup red wine

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped

½ tsp. fresh thyme

 

Instructions:

Prepare grill for medium heat and preheat a small saucepan.  Add the barbecue sauce and remaining ingredients to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring periodically to fully incorporate the flavors in to the sauce.  Serve immediately with your favorite grilled or barbecued meats and vegetables.

 

Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor

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