Not all homemade barbecue sauce recipes are created equal. I’ve tried many, and my kids will often complain that one is too spicy! (too much pepper), too smoky! (paprika), too sweet! (seriously?)—and the list goes on.
Of course, I like to make one sauce that will satisfy all of our preferences, so I only have to keep one jar in the fridge. I know, I know, there are dozens of brands to choose from at the grocery store, and in the past, I’ve had more than one in my refrigerator.
It all began when I made homemade ketchup. I realized that with just a few simple ingredients that I already had in my pantry, I could make my family’s favorite sauce! So then, I began experimenting with other sauces, dressings, etc.
I’ve tried quite a few barbecue sauces, but none compared to Danielle Walker’s recipe in her Against All Grain Cookbook. That was by far the best and most delicious barbecue sauce my husband and I had tried in a while. Of course, the kids had a few opinions of their own.
The sauce is spicy, tangy, and a little smoky. So, I used much of her recipe as a base and toned it down for my own kids. I also use honey instead of coconut crystals because that kills two recipes with one. Honey barbecue sauce, here I come. Right? Almost.Print