Finding a bottle of barbecue sauce without sugar added to it is like finding a needle in a haystack! It’s one of the main ingredients in BBQ sauce which is what made making this recipe tricky. I’ve tried, and tried, and tried again and this… this is the one I have finally said YES to. It’s perfectly vinegar-y, a little spicy, and a little sweet.
The best thing about this recipe is that it requires no CRAZY ingredients, and all you need to do is toss a few things in a saucepan and simmer for about 10-15 minutes! wam bam!
Use this for pretty much any recipe that calls for bbq sauce! Plus, now that I’ve finally nailed down a recipe for bbq sauce– I’ve got some fun new recipes coming your way. The possibilities are endless, folks!
- 16oz. can tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp. crystal's hot sauce
- 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat. Let simmer until sauce thickens up a bit and flavors combine, about 10 minutes.
- Let cool and store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 7 days, or you can freeze.