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Posted: 11/19/2008 1:16:04 PM EDT
Anyone make their own?  I've tried a couple times with limited success.  Anyone have any tips or recipies they wanna share?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:17:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGTCap:
Anyone make their own?  I've tried a couple times with limited success.  Anyone have any tips or recipies they wanna share?

Check the forums and "cooking topics" here:


People keep their sauce recipes near and dear, but there's still some general recipes you can customize as you see fit.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:23:09 PM EDT
search for the camp ninja's secret sauce recipe, last posted 18-24 months ago. good stuff maynard
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:28:11 PM EDT
eee, reminds me of the "home made" sauce in the galley once, Navy.
It was Ketchup and A1 sauce !
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:57:01 PM EDT
Several parties worth of requests prove this one out....

·1/4 cup ketchup
·1/4 cup honey
·1/4 cup molasses
·1 tablespoon prepared mustard
·1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
·1/2 teaspoon salt

Kinda sweet......damn tasty
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:15:24 PM EDT
tag/subscribe for good recipes
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:19:03 PM EDT
I used to make a BBQ chicken wing sauce that would curl your toes, I'll see if I can find the recipe.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:25:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 3:51:03 PM EDT by TerribleTom]
All the time.  Never use a recipe.  Never buy BBQ sauce.

Garlic and/or Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper

Sometimes (any or all):
Tabasco and/or other hot sauce
Cocoa (unsweet powder)
Coffee (super-fine espresso grind)
Soy sauce

I just pour and mix until it looks right then adjust by taste.

ETA:  VTHokieShooter reminds me that I do sometimes add Cider Vinegar, Dark Rum or Bourbon.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:47:31 PM EDT
Grandma's BBQ

2 Lemons or 1/4 cup lemon juice
4 oranges or 1 cup orange juice
4 24 oz bottles of ketchup
4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2/3 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons or more liquid smoke
louisianna hot sauce to taste

Add everything except final two ingredients in a TALL pan.
Bring slowly to a boil.  Add final two ingredients, stir
and let cool until just warm.  Bottle and refirgerate. This
makes exactly 5, 24oz bottles.

This recipie is at least 50 years old.  Good stuff!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:50:09 PM EDT
If you want simple and effective.

50% Ketchup, 50% Salsa and some molasses.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:56:31 PM EDT

    2 cups tomato ketchup
    1 cup brown sugar, packed
    3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    2 teaspoons dry mustard
    1 cup  Straight Bourbon Whiskey
   4 tablespoons cider vinegar
    4 tablespoons soy sauce
    1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    dash liquid smoke, to taste, optional

Combine all ingredients in 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 20min, or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:49:03 PM EDT
I do mine by parts since I use ketchup bottles that are half full.  

3 parts ketchup
1 part Veg oil
1 part Apple cider vinegar
3 or 4 cloves freshly minced garlic
1/2 cup Brown sugar
salt / pepper to taste
Jigger of Jack Daniels or other whiskey

Mix well in the Ketchup bottle.  Will work fine freshly made but is better after chilling over night.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:54:08 PM EDT
linda suprised ketchup is the base for most peoples BBQ sauce.  I would have gone about this all wrong.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 6:32:09 PM EDT
bump for the late night cheifs
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 6:33:36 PM EDT
The_Camp_Ninja (aka Deadhead Dweeb) has a killer recipe for sauce.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 6:36:18 PM EDT
Cider Vinegar
dash of Texas Pete

I don't care for sweet barbeque sauce, I like vinegar more than sugar.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:26:43 PM EDT
32ounce cheap ketchup  

2/3cup apple cider vinegar  

1cup sugar  

1stick margarine  

1cup lemon juice  

2teaspoons black pepper  

2tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes

Stick it all in a pot, and bring to a slow boil for 10 or so mins. It lasts for a good while in the fridge.

I also can mine in a hot water bath. It seems to last for at least a year this way.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:30:57 PM EDT
Why, yes...yes I do.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:31:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:59:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 8:02:59 PM EDT by Woden]
If you want a more North Carolina vinegar based sauce mine is pretty good.

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (I used Dark...light might make the sauce lighter in color)
2 teaspoons granulated garlic  (I omitted since I didn't have any)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 red cayanne pepper
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup of apple cider
1 TBS Worechestershire
1/4 cup molases
A shy cup yellow mustard (I used less than 1 cup...I add more during the tasting, if needed)

Combine dry ingredients in a large nonreactive bowl.
Add liquid ingredients, stir to mix.
Add molases and mustard and continue to mix.  Start tasting at this point.

It was a little too sweet so I bittered it up with a splash of apple cider vinegar.  I don't use the apple cider vinegar in the recipe as I find the apple cider has more richness.  It was close so I added a splash of lemon juice.  That was pretty much it.  This is based on a 1994 2nd place winner in a contest.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:08:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By theFatAirsoftKid47:

tag/subscribe for good recipes

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:55:02 PM EDT
for the weekend crew
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 12:56:47 PM EDT
The_Camp_Ninja does and he posted his recipe once.  It contained an insane amount of salt, IIRC.  When people commented about all the salt, he said you don't really taste it.
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