It's summer time, and BBQ season is in full swing. This is mine and Ben's favorite time of year. We host lots of family get together's and the grill is going all the time!!
One thing we have never done is make our own BBQ sauce. We've always talked about it, but it just seemed like a lot of work when you can just buy a bottle!!
This past weekend I went to my favorite grocery store Price Chopper, and grabbed a bunch of ingredients to try to make our own BBQ sauce.
Looking over other peoples recipes, we couldn't find any that we 100% liked, so we cut and pasted our own!!
While I was at Price Chopper I picked up honey, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, ground mustard, garlic powder, soy sauce, and a southwest seasoning spice blend. I also got the super secret ingredients. OK, they are not so secret!! I bought Reds Apple Ale, and Coors Light Beer. Some of the recipes I found called for rum, but I figured beer would be better!!
Price Chopper has a huge variety of Alcohol to choose from at terrific prices!! I grabbed my Husband a couple extra for himself!!
Now the recipe Ben and I "created" is extremely simple to make. Here is the list of ingredients and actual measurements we used. Just combine it all together.
1/2 Cup Honey
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 Cup Ketchup
1/2 Cup Reds Apple Ale
1/2 Cup Coors Light Beer
2 Tablespoons Southwest Seasoning Blend (you can use anything with a little kick to it like cayenne pepper.)
1 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
Whisk everything until well blended, and then simmer over low heat for at last 30 minutes. Depending on what type of consistency you would like, I found that about an hour made the sauce a traditional consistency.
After I finished cooking the sauce and let it cool, I grabbed some yummy Certified Angus Steak and marinaded it over night in the sauce.
The next day we got to cook and eat it!!! We grilled the steaks on our indoor grill. We also made corn on the cob and pasta salad. Oh boy was it yummy!!
I am very happy with the outcome of the sauce, and I can't wait to try to make some other varieties!!
Price Choppers Pinterest Board has a ton of great ideas and recipes to check out to help make your next BBQ special!!
Because of the great experience that I had purchasing Coors and Red Apple Ale at Price Chopper, and the great drinks & fun times shared with friends, I always make sure to get Coors or Red's Apple Ale at The 99 Restaurant & Applebees or Taylor's Tavern here in Greenfield.
This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.