Monday, November 14, 2011

Honey-Garlic BBQ sauce

Last week was comfort food week at the Coghill house seeing as I needed lots of comfort to get through this stinking paper.  But good news: I am finally in the editing phase which means the end is near! So to kick off our unofficial "comfort food" week, I made some bbq sauce.

Yep. It's pretty delicious (this is coming from the girl that doesn't really care for bbq sauce).  It's also fairly simple to make; it's one of those wonderful set it and forget it type things.  Also, it makes a lovely companion to things like pulled pork sandwiches (hint, hint).

In addition to making wonderful yummy food last week, I also have been religiously listening to My Hope Is In You.  If you haven't heard it, you should because it's great (forewarning though, the music video's kinda sad!).  It's been my great reminder that the end is near on the semester of law school!

Alright, enough yammering, here's the recipe.  Happy Monday to you all!

Honey-Garlic BBQ Sauce
adapted from All Recipes

            2 cups ketchup
            4 cloves crushed and peeled garlic
            1 cup water
            2 tablespoons hot sauce
            1/4 cup honey
            1 T garlic powder
            1 T onion powder
            2 tablespoons molasses
            2 tablespoons brown sugar
            1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
            1 teaspoon soy sauce
            1 teaspoon salt
            2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
            1 pinch paprika
            1 pinch crushed red pepper
            1 pinch ground white pepper
            1 pinch ground black pepper
            1 tablespoons cornstarch
            1 tablespoon water
            1/2 cup butter


In a large saucepan over medium low heat, mix together everything but the last three
ingredients (2 T cornstarch, 1 T water, 1/2 butter). Allow the mixture to simmer approximately
30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1 tablespoon of water. Adjust amount of water as
needed to fully dissolve cornstarch. Stir into the sauce mixture. Continue simmering
approximately 2-3 minutes. Stir butter into the sauce mixture. Continue simmering mixture
approximately 5 more minutes, or until butter is melted and the sauce has begun to thicken.
Serve over meats prepared as desired.

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