I've been on a quest to copy my favorite BBQ sauce...'Sweet Baby Ray's', which I showed you in the blog post for Sweet & Smokey BBQ Sauce...
Well, I made that recipe again last night and I think I've come even closer to my goal! I think this is as close as I'm going to get! Here is my revised recipe...
Copycat Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
1-6 oz. can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1&1/2 Tbls. canned pineapple juice
1/2 heaping tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. liquid smoke
1/4 cup white vinegar
3/4 Tbls. fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 Tbls. molasses
3 Tbls. light corn syrup
3 Tbls. brown sugar
3 Tbls. cold water + 1 Tbls. corn starch for slurry to thicken sauce
In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, mix together all ingredients except for the slurry.
Cook and stir til well combined and heated through.
Allow mixture to boil, stirring often.
Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Then add in the slurry. Stir and cook about another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Pour into glass jar and refridgerate until ready to use.
This was so good that I decided to use it as a condiment for some nachos! I made BBQ Nachos with cheddar cheese! This was a delicious snack! All I did was spread some tortilla chips on a microwave safe dish and sprinkle them with a generous amount of my homemade BBQ sauce. Then I sprinkled on a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese. I microwaved it on high for about 30 seconds to melt the cheese! My family was very happy with this quick little snack creation!