homemade molasses balsamic bbq sauce


molasses balsamic BBQ sauce | realfoodsimple.com

This homemade molasses balsamic BBQ sauce is so much different than what you find in bottles. It is very tangy and not too sweet. Making homemade barbecue sauce is actually quite simple. Plus you can control what ingredients are used and how much go into it.

If you like sweet, you may have to add more sweetener. I have used both molasses and brown sugar. The molasses version here is actually a bit sweeter, but brown sugar works very well. 

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Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis Everyday Italian


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup tomato paste
3 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp patis (or Worcestershire)
1 clove garlic - minced
Pinch salt
Pinch pepper


I followed her directions pretty much as is. I put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cooked on med-low heat. I only simmered for about 5-10 minutes because I was using this on some slow cooker ribs. So I knew it would cook some more.

I am so glad I know how easy homemade barbecue sauce is now so that I don't have to scour the grocery aisle looking for some that is not made with high fructose corn syrup.

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