A good barbecue sauce recipe, in my opinion, should consist of three things: hot, smoky, and sweet. It gets bonus points for a subtle heatstroke that doesn’t overwhelm the entire flavor profile.
This easy homemade barbecue sauce recipe does it all with just 5 ingredients! You just need to let it cook for about 15 minutes on the stovetop, but you will definitely get better flavor if you have time to simmer it longer.
The stars of this barbecue sauce are bourbon whiskey and canned chipotle peppers in adobo. It keeps very well in the fridge, which means you can save leftovers for your next culinary adventure.
You can use it as a marinade for chicken or other meats, or maybe add a dab of it to your quesadilla. Making a batch of this sauce is a great weekend project so you always have barbecue sauce on hand.
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Whatever the meal, this flexible and convenient dandy barbecue sauce recipe is perfect for those nights when you’re ready to fire up the grill, but you’re almost out of sauce. Maybe you want to save some money, or you just feel creative and love DIY.
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