My husband has a particular palette- to say the least. So he really picks up on the smallest of flavors in things and that isn’t a bad thing per-say. I have found that his taste buds have refined my cooking and has got me experimenting more and more in the kitchen to create versions of things that he likes. One of the things he has a tough time with is store bought BBQ sauce. Some are too sweet, some are too tangy- you get the picture, sort of a 3 bears situation.
So when I wanted some yummy country style boneless ribs a few weeks ago I decided to create my own BBQ sauce that way my husband could be equally as happy as I would be when they hit our mouths. I’m not too particular when it comes to Barbecue sauce, I haven’t found many- if any, I haven’t liked, ever. My favorite chips are Barbecue flavored, my favorite sauce is Barbecue Sauce, and I will happily put it on everything (you should really try it on a burger. It is AMAZING).
I have to be honest, the whole rib cooking process didn’t go well for me. They took FOREVER. I wasn’t expecting them to take too long so I waited way too late to cook them. Needless to say, we had dinner at 11pm that night. I mean, we eat late anyways (hello, second shift schedule) but I was super frustrated when I realized just how long they were going to take. But i’m dedicated and I wanted my ribs- dang it, so I went for it anyways. THANKFULLY, the barbecue process was extremely simple. All I did was gather the ingredients I wanted to infuse into it and added a little at a time until I was over the moon satisfied. Even though the ribs took forever, I can happily say that they were worth it. Ohhhh, how worth it they were. The ribs melted in my mouth and the barbecue sauce was perfectly sweet and perfectly spiced that without the barbecue sauce I can’t say the ribs would have been worth it. So I am super happy to be able to share it with you!
- 2 cups of ketchup
- 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
- 1/2 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon of Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon on Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- 8 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
- 5 Tablespoons of Honey
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Red Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon of Fresh Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon of Kosher Salt
- 1 Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
- 3 Tablespoons of Sugar
Throwing it all together:
All you need to do is throw it all together in a pot, bring it to a boil, and then simmer on medium-low heat for 2 hours.
Not. Even. Kidding. IT IS THAT EASY. And the only thing I had to buy for it was extra ketchup. We like sauce in our house so I didn’t just have 2 cups of ketchup sitting around, haha. Please, try it out! You won’t be sorry. My husband and his palette did something super rare it was so good- they sung it’s praises on Facebook, a land he never visits.
Have you ever have any kitchen time surprises? Did you give in or keep cooking? Let me know in the comments 🙂