Today’s Sunday Supper theme is all about mom’s favorite recipes. This zippy barbecue sauce recipe might seem like a strange thing to choose, but it was my favorite sauce growing up, one that I requested over and over to go on my favorite baby back ribs.
My mom was great at making a lot of things, especially baked goods. She could bake like nobody’s business. I’ve already featured her amazing Pumpkin Bread Recipe, Healthy Banana Bread (which she made often), Old Fashioned Date Nut Bread and her favorite Cottage Cheese Pancake recipe that was passed on from her mom (my Nana) before protein pancakes were even a trend. My mom was way ahead of the game with healthy eating.
We would frequent health food stores, so she could search for cool finds. My mom said that people would think she was weird for shopping in health food stores back then, even I thought it was a bit odd as a kid. I couldn’t find anything wrong with my beloved southern indulgences.
I remember eating a carob candy bar when I was young and thinking that it was the nastiest thing on earth. How dare they pass that off as chocolate! Now I know how smart my mom was to always be learning about homeopathic treatments and searching for healthier food alternatives. She always had our best interest at heart.
This homemade barbecue sauce is amazing slathered on ribs. I knew that when I smelled this sauce simmering on the stove, it was going to be a great meal. My mom called it “Zippy Barbecue Sauce” because it’s so fast and simple to make.
This sauce goes great with chicken, too and you can use it as a baste indoors, under the broiler, or while grilling the meat. You can find organic varieties of condensed tomato soup, if you prefer that option. Store any extra sauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
- ⅓ cup onion, chopped
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 (10¾ oz) can or carton of condensed tomato soup
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp mustard
- dash hot sauce
- In a saucepan, cook onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until tender
- Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Use as a baste for chicken or ribs.
- Store remaining sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator
Don’t miss out on these other mom favorites from my Sunday Supper friends below!
Starters (Appetizers, Beverages, Breakfast):
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- Goats Cheese Rolls with Honey and Thyme by Manu’s Menu
- Mom’s Banana Bread by Family Around the Table
- Mom’s Famous Poppy Seed Bread With A Citrus Glaze by And She Cooks
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Salads, Side Dishes, and Sauces:
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- Mom’s Cucumbers in Vinegar by Simple And Savory
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- Mom’s Potato Salad by Palatable Pastime
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- Grilled Chicken with Poblano Cream Sauce by Casa de Crews
- Fried Smelt by A Day in the Life on the Farm
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Plus What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day plus Mom’s Favorite from Sunday Supper Movement