make super secret barbecue sauce
(Photo/Elizabeth Dougherty)

Make Super Secret Barbecue Sauce

(Photo/Elizabeth Dougherty)

Make the Super Secret Barbecue Sauce – Recipe – This is really a dipping sauce. It has no corn syrup in it and not a lot of sugar, so it’s not as thick as your usual sauce, although it will thicken a bit as it cools.  We thought it was good when we developed the recipe, but when my son started asking for it, I knew it was a keeper. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients (organic, if possible) to Make The Super Secret Barbecue Sauce – Recipe

3 cups apple juice

1 TB lemon juice

½ cup ketchup with NO corn syrup in it

1/8 cup Dijon

¼ cup brown sugar

1/8 tsp clove, cinnamon, ginger, red pepper

½ tsp cumin

¼ tsp white pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp sweet paprika

½ tsp chili powder


Combine the above ingredients and reduce by half. That’s it! Enjoy!


About elizabethd

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food And Travel Nation has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and stations around the country.

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