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El Sancho Barbecue Sauce

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield

Makes 2 1/2 cups

Turn up the Texas on this sweet and spicy barbecue sauce by stirring in 1/4 cup of reserved brisket drippings just before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons hickory liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 11 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and honey, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Use immediately, or cool completely, and refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Ultimate Book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling & Smoking, Oxmoor House. Copyright 2015.