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Brilliant BBQ Sauce Ideas


If there’s one food that signifies summer, it’s BBQ. From pulled pork to beef brisket, it’s the BBQ sauce that really pulls it all together. Perhaps that’s why family BBQ sauce recipes are guarded so carefully and passed down from generation to generation.

The next time you fire up the grill, use some of these tried and true recipes. Remember…it’s all in the sauce!


Pineapple Brown Sugar BBQ Saucebbqsauces

Ingredients:

  • 12-14 ounces of pineapple juice
  • 1½ cups brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • 2 pinches of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 pinches of salt, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-size pot, except for the cornstarch and the water, and allow to come to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Mix equal parts cornstarch and water. Slowly add to the sauce until desired consistency.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool before refrigerating. Store in a squeeze bottle or airtight container.

Spicy Mango BBQ Saucebbqsauces_mango

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Puree mango, onion, and garlic in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Combine puree with the remaining ingredients in a saucepan, stir until combined.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool before refrigerating. Store in a squeeze bottle or airtight container.

Now that you’ve created some finger-licking-good BBQ, we’d love to see your finished product! Share your saucy photos with us on Facebook and Instagram. #ALMrecipes.

For more summer recipe ideas, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/summer.