I love BBQ sauce and have collected several recipes to make my own over the last two years but for one reason or another I just never got around to actually making it. Last weekend I bought some ribs at the grocery and thought I would try my own sauce. I had a bottle of store bought waiting in the pantry incase mine failed.Erica Lea's version I thought it was the perfect first-time homemade sauce to try. I didn't have liquid smoke which the original recipe calls for and like I said, I don't love a super smokey sauce so I just left that out. I also heated my sauce so it could reduce and thicken a bit, plus I really like my sauce to be warm.
Adapted From: Cooking for Seven
1 1/2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
Whisk all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat over medium low heat until warm.
For the ribs:
I purchased one package of spare ribs and cut them into 4 servings of 4 ribs each. I placed them in the crock pot and cooked on low for 4-5 hours. Then I poured 1 cup of the BBQ sauce over the ribs and cooked 1 more hour. When serving, I like to brush extra sauce on my ribs but that's my personal preference.
Do you have a favorite BBQ sauce?