I had leftover pork roast and wanted to make pulled pork barbecued sandwiches, but I couldn’t find a bottle of barbecue sauce in either my fridge or pantry. No problem. I made my own, and in the time it would have taken me to drive to the nearest store.
1 cup catsup 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. real maple syrup 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar ½ tsp. smoked paprika
Mix together in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Cool.
Variations: Add 1 tsp. each chili sauce, freshly grated ginger, and lemon zest for an Oriental barbecue sauce; Increase maple syrup to 2 Tbsp. for a sweeter barbecue sauce; Add 1 tsp. cumin for a southwestern smoky flavor.
Yield: 12 ounces
BBQ pulled pork sandwich
This recipe is so easy I’ll never shop for bottled sauces again!