I must admit that I, Lacey Baier, have not always liked sweet BBQ sauce.
In fact, I used to hate it. I mean…as much as one can hate BBQ sauce.
*Translation: I’d eat it but complain it was too sweet (much to my husband’s dismay).
But, something miraculous happened over the past couple of years: I started to develop a taste for it.
Nay — a preference — for it.
While I used to prefer a stronger, more acidic kinda sauce (like this one), I now like the sweeter, deeper flavored BBQ style.
Now, I also like my barbecue to have some heat. Not a lot. But some.
Enter this Sweet BBQ Sauce recipe. It’s sweet. It’s flavorful. It’s got some heat. It’s so very good.
Try it on keilbasa or ribs or tri-tip or wings or a spoon…I think you’ll enjoy it. We sure do!
Sweet BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. molasses
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/8 tsp. ground mustard
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
kosher salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
Combine the above ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine well. Refrigerate at least 15-20 minutes prior to using, if possible.