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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Foodie Friday - Homemade BBQ Sauce

Today I am joining the gracious Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. Be sure to visit and see a list of all the participants and I am sure you will find some fabulous recipes.

I am also linking to a new meme hosted by the lovely Vanessa @ Southern In My Heart for Inspiration Friday. Be sure to visit her and see what is inspiring everyone.

I always make our BBQ sauce, it is so easy and can be seasoned just the way you like it. We just had some BBQ'd pork chops and I thought I would share a basic recipe with you.

The basic ingredients are mustard, ketchup, lemon juice, tobasco and soy sauce or teriyaki sauce. Not shown but basic is brown sugar, garlic powder and salt and pepper.

I just start with a squirt of mustard.

Then about 3 times as much ketchup.

Then a dash or two of lemon juice, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and tobasco along with a generous amount of brown sugar. Next, I add garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Just keep tasting and adding until it is just the way you like it. So easy.

Spread a generous amount on your meat, then place on the barbeque and cover the other side with a generous amount also.

It carmelizes to perfection and is soooooooooo good. My family loves it. Much better to have the taste you like than what someone else put in a jar.

I hope you enjoy, and thank so much for visiting. I always appreciate your visits.


  1. Hi Marty! I'm always amazed at just how easy it is to make homemade BBQ sauce and yet I never do it! This might just get me inspired to try it! Speaking of which, I would love to see this post at my "Inspiration Friday" party if you wanted to join us! Thanks!

  2. "If I Walk REALLY,REALLY fast will you save me one of those"??? WOW they look delicious!!! I definitely making these... I see you measure the same way I do, hehe...Thank you!!!
    Hugs, Donna

  3. Hi Marty! I've never made homemade barbeque sauce but I will now with your recipe!! Those little chops look delicious!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Marty, Your pork chops look really delicious! I have never made my own BBQ sauce but you make it sound easy and I'm going to give it a try.
    Have a wonderful wknd!
    Blessings, Beth

  5. This is the kind of food that I find so satisfying! It looks delicious! I am not very grill savvy and just wondering about how long you cook on each side.

  6. My Mouth is watering! This looks wonderful! I can't wait to be done with this diet! :P


  7. Ooo... our pork chops look great, and your bbq sauce is so simple. Great for a weeknight meal!


  8. You are making me hungry!!
    I often make home made bbq sauce too

  9. Donna I'm with you, BBQ sauce is always better homemade. Those chops look mouthwatering.

    Hugs XX
    Moore Whimsies

  10. Homemade bbq sauce sounds wonderful! My oldest son LOVES bbq sauce with all kinds of stuff! We will have to try it out sometime!
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog too! :)

  11. Oh how nice!! my hubby love BBQ sause... But Im hopeless in the kitchen.. I really am! However, I'll give this a try for sure... Looks rather simple..

  12. Its the middle of the night here & I'm having trouble sleeping. Now, I'm HUNGRY, too! LOL
    This looks & sounds delicious, Marty. Thanks for sharing how you make it. "Move over, KC Masterpiece!"

  13. Laughing about rettabug's comment above.

    It does look absolutely delicious,and I love that you make it up right there before you slather it on. This is one I'm going to try.

  14. Marty, felt like I was watching a cooking show! You did that so well and oh my, your sauce on those pork chops look delicious!

    Thanks for sharing!


  15. I'm definitely going to try this. It looks yummy!!!

  16. I've made homemade BBQ sauce before too and it is good! I haven't used the lemon and tabasco in mine before so that will be a new treat. Thanks for sharing this. I will have to use it soon!

  17. I never knew making BBQ sauce could be so simple! I've never tried making my own but will save your recipe for next time we grill.

  18. Hi, Thanks for the compliments you are very, very kind!!! Would like to exchange more ideas with you but I have difficulty with English and Google sometimes translates in a wrong way, then it can create misunderstanding. Another day in Tablescape Thursday "Cows" posted a word in the diminutive (little cow= vaquinha ) but in English was Kitties. Soon have to be careful! But, I love your comments (the other girls too), stimulates me to increasingly enjoy decorating my house. THANKS for allowing sharing. Hugs.Fatima-Scrapart.

  19. Uhmmmm yummy! Thanks for the directions, Marty!...Christine

  20. Oh, Marty...these look heavenly :)


  21. THIS I am going to try! I love the mix of a sweet and sour sauce and I think your recipe sounds and looks like it will soon be a favorite at my house.

    Thank you,
    From Virginia

  22. much better than the bottled kind.

  23. That recipe sounds and looks delicious~I am going to give it a try Marty!

  24. Yum! I want one of those chops right now! I'm going to try your homemade sauce, looks delish!