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Homemade BBQ Sauce with option to can it

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My husband and oldest daughter are HUGE ketchup lovers, I am not. When I make them their coveted homemade ketchup, I always reserve 2 cups to make BBQ Sauce, Shhhh...don't tell them! But, you can use store bought ketchup as well. This recipe is tangy and sweet just how I like it. If you like it with" POW, right in the kisser" , than I suggest adding Cayenne pepper to taste. This recipe can be doubled (YAY!) for canning purposes and is a great 1st time project if you've ever wanted to try your hand at canning.  If not, just place it right in the fridge and it will last several months. Please check out the link below if you are new to canning.
National Center for Home Preservation
http://nchfp.uga.edu/index.html

 Important
There's only 1 thing you need to strictly follow when using this recipe. Never change the ratio of vinegar to ingrediants. You can alter/lower the PH level allowing botulism to grow. For example, if you want to double this recipe for canning purposes- Use 1 full cup of Apple Cider Vinegar.

 
 
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Step 1: Items Needed

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Remember, if you are planning on canning this recipe, double it!

Items You Will Need:

- 1 Wide mouth Pint jar w/ lid & ring ( if canning, you will need atleast 6 half pint jars w/lids and rings)
-  Medium sauce pan( if doubling recipe for canning, using large pot)
- 1 Tbsp. Molasses(original)
- 2 Tbsp. Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- 1 Tbsp. Spicy brown mustard(you may substitute with yellow mustard)
- 2 cups homemade ketchup( can substitute with store bought Ketchup)
- 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. Spicy dry rub*
- Ball Canning Kit ( inexpensive & great to have if you plan on canning)


I always save any left over Spicy rub my husband makes for BBQ ribs. Feel free to buy a small container of self made rub as the recipe I'm going to give you for making the Spicy rub makes quite alot. Or store it in an air tight container and use the next time you BBQ on the grill. The rub works well with chicken and pork chops & of course ribs.

Spicy Rub Mix
- 1/4 Cup Kosher salt
- 2 Tbsp. Ground black pepper
- 1/4 Cup Dark brown sugar, packed
- 3 Tbsp. Ground cumin
- 2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. Granulated garlic
- 2 Tbsp. Paprika
wazzuchic1 month ago

I see that you use a pressure cooker with the lid on for your boiling water bath, I can just use my normal boiling water canner I assume? Thanks, J

wold6302 years ago
I'm always so impressed by your canning. This sounds fantastic!
straycatmeow (author)  wold6302 years ago
LOL, Thanks. Too bad we aren't neighbors. Think of the block parties we could throw, heehee...
Browncoat2 years ago
Since you have to use water to can, you might be able to enter this in the Water Challenge.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Water-Challenge/
straycatmeow (author)  Browncoat2 years ago
THANKS, didn't even know about this contest. I will enter it and give it a shot