I have a recipe that calls for BBQ sauce, but I don’t have any. Can you suggest a substitute? – Daryl W.
Make your own BBQ sauce. It’s easy, although it’s only worth it if you already have most of the ingredients.
BBQ Sauce – makes about 4 cups – (adapted from “Help!My Apartment Has a Dining Room”)
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil1 large or 2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped1 teaspoon chopped garlic2 cups ketchup3/4 cup cider vinegar1/2 cup lemon juice1/4 cup water1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce1/3 cup brown sugar2 tablespoons chili powder1 tablespoon celery seeds2 teaspoons ground cumin2 tablespoons butter
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften. Add the remaining ingredients, except the butter, and stir thoroughly.
Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the butter, stir and remove from the heat.
Use immediately or refrigerate until needed. This sauce will keep for several months.