September 8, 2009

"Bush Daddy's" BBQ Sauce

Joe "Bush Daddy" is my father-in-law. The nickname originated from his days playing paintball. However, since hanging up his jersey and paintball marker, Joe has turned his attention to more leisurely pursuits like grilling. Joe is known within our family for his BBQ sauce. He graciously agreed to share the recipe and I have included it below for your enjoyment. If you enjoy a sweet BBQ sauce this may soon be a family favorite in your home too. Happy grilling!

Bush Daddy's Sweet BBQ Sauce:
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1 cup honey
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 packet of Lipton's onion soup mix
4 cloves of fresh garlic diced
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried onion

Bush Daddy's Spicy BBQ Sauce:
If you like your sauce hot try modifying the above recipe by adding a few additional ingredients.
2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 tsp Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
In a large bowl add the tomato sauce, paste, honey, and brown sugar. Mix these items until they are well incorporated and the sugar has dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. The finished sauce should be refrigerated and can even be frozen for use later. This sauce contains a significant amount of sugar and should not be used as a marinade. The sauce should only applied during the last few minutes of cooking. If applied sooner there is the possibility the high heat of the grill will cause the sauce to burn.

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