There are tons of bottled barbecue sauces on the market. Some of which are good, others not so much. This doctored BBQ sauce recipe will help you take them from okay to oh yea! My best advice is to purchase a bottled sauce with a mellow flavor and work up from there. Look for one that is not too smoky or deep in color.
What you’ll need to make doctored BBQ sauce:
1 bottle of “original” barbecue sauce
Hot sauce (aim for a vinegar-based sauce, like Tobasco)
How to make it:
This doctored BBQ sauce recipe is so dang easy! Simply melt your butter in a saucepan, and add all the ingredients. Let it come to a simmer, reduce the heat and let it cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. That’s it!
How to use doctored BBQ sauce:
I like to use this sauce in a variety of different recipes. First and foremost, it makes a great basting sauce. Also, I like to use this doctored BBQ sauce as a table sauce for brisket or pulled pork sandwiches. Finally, it is amazing in BBQ beans! See below for details:
Use my doctored BBQ in sauce recipe in slow-cooker baked beans. Here’s how!
2 cans vegetarian baked beans, 28 ounces each
1 3/4 cups doctored BBQ sauce
1 cup brisket or chuck roast burnt ends, chopped
3-4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
- Cook your bacon in a skillet. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings.
- Add chopped onion to bacon drippings and saute over medium heat until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Place the cooked onion, garlic, and chopped bacon into your slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir through.
- Set your slow-cooker to high for 1 hour, reduce to low for 4 hours. Then it’s ready to eat. Easy and delicious!
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Doctored BBQ Sauce
- 1 bottle store bought barbecue sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup cola
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Heat butter in large saucepan. Add remaining sauce ingredients and let mixture simmer on medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring often.
- Once brown sugar has melted through an sauce is well combined, remove sauce from heat and cool for 20-30 minutes. Use right away or store in a jar, plastic bottle, or air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week after preparation.
- Sauce works well on chicken, pork, beef, and some meat substitutes. You can also use this doctored delight as a table sauce.
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