But what about those of us who don't own a backyard smoker? Is good barbecue still possible? Yes, but instead of spending hours smoking the meat, we focus on the sauce. Homemade is best, and you can tweak it to your liking. Certain spices add smokiness, mimicking the flavor of your favorite smoked pork or chicken. One of our favorite stand-by recipes is Black Pepper and Molasses Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. The homemade sauce delivers great barbecue taste: Chili powder and cumin add smokiness, while ketchup and molasses provide sweetness. Plus, this dish only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. See how it's done in the video below:
It's so easy! This recipe is sure to become a weeknight favorite in your house, too. Serve it on soft buns with coleslaw and pickles. That poses another question: Slaw on the side or on the sandwich? I'll let you decide.