I’ve had a long time love affair with Sweet Baby Ray’s.  That’s some tasty barbeque sauce, right there.  Most of you that have had it would certainly agree.  Unfortunately, my sweet and spicy barbeque sauce bubble was recently burst, when I finally became brave enough to turn the jug of barbeque sauce around and see what actually made up that sweet nectar.  It wasn’t pretty, friends.

High fructose corn syrup, distilled vinegar, tomato paste, modified food starch, salt, pineapple juice concentrate, smoke flavor, spices, caramel color, sodium benzoate, molasses, corn syrup, garlic sugar, tamarind, natural flavor

The high fructose corn syrup plus more regular corn syrup was enough offenses that made me finally take the plunge and throw it in the trash, and try to concoct my own homemade barbeque sauce.

Although this version isn’t dead on to my former barbeque sauce love, it still makes for a tasty sauce, and fits my requirements of sweet, slightly spicy, and slightly smokey.  It might be even more close to the original if you added pineapple juice and tamarind, but I wanted to create a simple barbecue sauce recipe with ingredients that most people have in their pantry.  If you want to experiment with adding the additional two ingredients, I bet it would be great.  Give it a shot!  

Move over, Sweet Baby Ray’s.  It’s Sweet Mama T’s for this family from now on.

 

Homemade barbecue sauce
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590 calories
145 g
0 g
1 g
8 g
0 g
403 g
2484 g
120 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
403g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2484mg
104%
Total Carbohydrates 145g
48%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 120g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
61%
Vitamin C
63%
Calcium
25%
Iron
33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6 oz. organic tomato paste
  2. 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  3. 1 T. blackstrap molasses
  4. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 tsp sea salt
  6. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  8. 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Whisk and simmer for 5-10 minutes over medium heat until slightly thickened.
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calories
590
fat
1g
protein
8g
carbs
145g
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