When you live 25 miles from the closest grocery store you learn to make lists. Now I can make lists all day long but I always seem to leave them on the kitchen counter, or hidden in my purse (or whose knows where else they end up). Anyway, they are never to be found until we are on our return trip home.
My husband has been wanting to barbecue chicken on the grill, one of his summer dinnertime favorites. So when it came time to start the preparation for the chicken, he could not find the sauce. And since I seemed to have misplaced “the list” on the last particular trip it appears we did not have any. Uh-oh….. but it all worked out in the end, we found a great recipe on – line from Southern magazine. I never realized how easy and quick a condiment like this would be to make. The BBQ sauce was delicious and can keep up to a week refrigerated.
Recipe slightly adapted from Southern Living, click here for original recipe.
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire
1 garlic clove (minced)
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
In a medium saucepan over medium heat add all the ingredients together and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes stirring occasionally. (your sauce will thicken as it cools).
This is a great sauce for grilling, Happy Fourth of July everybody! Picture below is from last year's La De Da parade. Always a little quirky but always loads of fun. A copy of the rules here.