Although there are a wide variety of BBQ sauces available, I decided that it was time for me to make my own, or maybe I wanted to make some BBQ tofu sticks and didn't have any BBQ sauce on hand - who knows? :P Making BBQ sauce is super easy, and you probably have most, if not all of the materials you'd need. I opted to go with a tomato based sauce, using ketchup since that is already a bit sweet, vinegar for a bit of tanginess, and chili powder for some smoky heat. Next time, I might try replacing the ketchup with some tomato paste. One really nice thing abut this BBQ sauce is that you can so easily modify it to suit your own preferences. I went with something simple this time, but you could make it as complex as you'd like - this is a totally flexible recipe!
|1||onion, grated||I actually pulsed it a few times in a food processor. Grating resulted in a bit too many tears for my liking!|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1 tablespoon||dijon mustard|
|2 tablespoons||brown sugar|
|4 tablespoons||Worcestershire sauce|
|2 tablespoons||vinegar||I used blueberry pomegranate red wine vinegar, but you could just just about anything acidic for the tanginess.|
|1 tablespoon||chili powder|
- Mix until homogeneous.