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A homemade barbecue sauce recipe passed down from my mom that’s easy to make and delicious on your favorite baked or grilled meats.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes from my mom. This zippy homemade 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.
My Favorite Ways To Use This Zippy Homemade Barbecue Sauce
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 homemade barbecue 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.
Zippy Homemade Barbecue Sauce
- ⅓ cup onion chopped
- 1 small clove garlic minced
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 10 ¾ 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