A vinegar-based sauce is central to barbecue in the Carolinas, but this honey and molasses version is popular everywhere. From America’s Most Wanted Recipes At the Grill.
This is one of several barbecue sauces that is sold by the bottle or six-pack by Tony Roma’s online store.
1 cup ketchup
1 cup red wine vinegar
½ cup dark molasses
½ cup clover honey
1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1. Whisk the ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the sauce to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until thickened.
2. If not using right away, let the sauce cool, then store for up to a month in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.
Makes about 3 cups
If dark molasses is too strong for your taste buds, you might want to try using an equal amount of real maple syrup. Clover honey is fairly light and mild and would blend well with the maple.