Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thick and Robust Barbecue sauce and Happy Fourth to You!


When you live 25 miles from the closest grocery store you learn to make lists. Now I can make lists all day long but I always seem to leave them on the kitchen counter, or hidden in my purse (or whose knows where else they end up). Anyway, they are never to be found until we are on our return trip home.

My husband has been wanting to barbecue chicken on the grill, one of his summer dinnertime favorites. So when it came time to start the preparation for the chicken, he could not find the sauce. And since I seemed to have misplaced “the list” on the last particular trip it appears we did not have any. Uh-oh….. but it all worked out in the end, we found a great recipe on – line from Southern magazine. I never realized how easy and quick a condiment like this would be to make. The BBQ sauce was delicious and can keep up to a week refrigerated.

Recipe slightly adapted from Southern Living, click here for original recipe.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire
1 garlic clove (minced)
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

To prepare:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat add all the ingredients together and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes stirring occasionally. (your sauce will thicken as it cools).


This is a great sauce for grilling, Happy Fourth of July everybody! Picture below is from last year's La De Da parade. Always a little quirky but always loads of fun. A copy of the rules here.





Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

63 comments:

  1. hope you have a great holiday, too. :)

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  2. Happy 4th of July! Hope you have a great time, dear!

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    1. Thanks Marcela, there should be alot of activities on the 4th in NYC. Enjoy!

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  3. This is a great BBQ sauce! Not a ton of ketchup and good amounts of dry mustard and brown sugar. What a parade! I'm wondering how many elephants and llamas were in it. A grocery store is 3-4 minutes from me and I don't know what I'd do with it! :-) Happy 4th and La De Da Day!

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    1. Thanks Pam, it is quite the parade for a small town but everyone has fun. Happy Fourth!!!

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  4. This look delicious !
    Happy 4th of July!!

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  5. Looks like a great bbq sauce, Cheri. Thick and full of flavor. Love chicken on the grill! Happy 4th!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, we grill all summer long, actually my husband does the grilling.

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  6. That sounds like a great bbq sauce and I happen to have all the ingredients! Lucky me!

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  7. Thick and robust, that's how I like my BBQ sauce.

    Have a great 4th of July weekend Cheri!

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  8. Cheri, what a wonderful recipe for a BBQ sauce - love bbq´d chicken so much in summertime.
    Wishing you and your lovely family a very Happy Fourth, dear friend!
    Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea, my husband is the chief BBQ person around him, another reason to love summertime. Have a wonderful week-end!

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  9. You know what? That chicken looks like REAL BBQ chicken:) I can taste it Cheri..
    Hope you enjoy the weekkend..
    your garden must be getting thicker:)

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    1. Hi Monique, the lettuce is growing out of control. Have a great week-end!

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  10. It's super amazing when you can make your own! I keep my shopping list on my phone :)

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    1. Hi Tandy, sounds like a better idea for sure. Take care!

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  11. I also very recently joined the homemade-BBQ sauce party, Cheri! Glad yours turned out so well. The chicken looks delicious. We are chilling out now but getting ready to grill for dinner. It's not BBQ chicken tonight but we'll do it again soon enough. Have a great 4th!

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    1. Hi Monica, I guess I never really thought about making my own, we always just purchased it, so easy to make. Happy 4th to you!

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  12. If it's from Southern Living it has to be good! I'd love to try making some instead of using store bought BBQ sauce. Tell you hubby that the chicken looks delicious ;)

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    1. Hi Susan, it was so easy to make and it was delicious. Happy 4th to you!

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  13. Take 2: Looks soooo good, Cheri. And this is from one who rarely eats chicken...(and if I do it has to come from Whole Foods.) Cute story about your lists...I can relate and so now I use sticky post-its...But your way might be better as it seems to lead to fantabulous sauces! Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thanks Kim, actually my way sometimes drives me crazy, but everyone has a few quirks right..........

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  14. Hi Cheri,
    I've never thought of making bbq sauce from scratch. Your BBQ sauce looks so yummy ... and that plate of BBQ chicken made me drooling!

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    1. Thanks Karen, the grilling was all my husband, but that is one of my favorite things about grilling.

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  15. I also live out of town and would not survive without my list! Fabulous bbq sauce!
    Happy 4th of July.
    :-) Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy, we had a wonderful 4th! Thanks!

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  16. Necessity and invention go so well together! Your chicken and sauce look delicious. Have a wonderful holiday, too, Cheri. Oh, and list making: it's another thing we have in common! I love 'em. On my desk. On sticky notes. On my phone. Couldn't live without 'em. Enjoy. D

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    1. Hi Dena, yes, I know sometimes I feel like I've actually meet you and we are becoming friends over time. That is what is so great about connecting with others.

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  17. I love a good homemade BBQ sauce and yours looks thick and flavorful!

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  18. Happy 4th of July. I live very close to the shops but still get annoyed when I arrive and find I've left my list at home on my kitchen bench. Can't believe how often I do it! I think the sauce ingredients you have listed are wonderful and that chicken must be abundant in flavour xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, I do it so often that I think my husband has grown to accept it. My sister does the exact same thing.

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  19. I confess that I have never made a BBQ sauce. And, as I near the age of 57 (the number of varieties boasted by Heinz), I think it is time to remedy this problem! Thanks for the simple and delicious-sounding recipe, Cheri!

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    1. Hi David, well we are the same age and this was my first time, have already made this a second time.

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  20. BBQ sauce really is SO easy to make and tastier than anything you can buy at the store!

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  21. Oh wow, this chicken looks so tasty, Cheri! Isn't it nice that the hubbies like grilling? Such a great way to get a break from the kitchen. The BBQ sauce looks great. Thank goodness for the internet and cellphones, lol. I lose my lists all the time.
    Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, love to see my husband at the grill, always the best.

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  22. Simply damn delicious & comforting bbq sauce.
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  23. If I lived that far from a grocery store, I'd really have to improve my list-making. And I have an unfortunate tendency to leave my list at home, too.
    Your parade sounds like fun! Did you march in it?

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    1. Hi Beth, no we did not walk in the parade, my husband and I are on the trails crew but we are kind of shy that way. Sounds like were kind of the same about lists. Take care!

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  24. We are nuts for a good sauce - and 25 miles would inspire me to keep lots of ingredients on hand! Love a good parade - so Americana!

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    1. Hi Tricia, yes this is definitely be a very American parade.

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  25. This looks like a great basic BBQ sauce recipe, Cheri! You should bottle it and sell it - I bet it would do great!
    I just can't imagine being 25 miles from the nearest supermarket. Oh dear, I would be forgetting things all the time! :-)

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    1. Hi Helen, well sometimes we just have to go out for dinner as something was forgotten. :)

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  26. I've been wanting to try making my own barbecue sauce and this sounds so good! Hope you had a great 4th!

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    1. Hi Nancy, yes we had a wonderful 4th, thanks!

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  27. Our motto is, "if it's not on the list, it doesn't exist!". We can't live without our grocery list, and forget it all too often. Mrs KR found a phone grocery list app that we've been using -- it synchs between both our phones in real time, so if we're in different parts of the store getting things, we can each remove things from the list, and the other one will know all about it. Really handy! Anyway, I love making my own BBQ sauce -- this looks really tasty. Thanks!

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    1. Hi John, my daughter in-law was just telling me about that app, sounds pretty interesting. I probably should go that route. Great motto by the way......

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  28. Your bar-b-q sauce sounds delicious, Cheri! It sounds a lot like the one my grandmother came up with, and I love it. I am always losing my lists, too. I think they go hang out with the missing socks from the dryer, wherever that is! :)

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    1. Hi Shari, ha! so true, they all must hid out somewhere that is for sure. Take care!

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  29. I used to have a plack that said "I got my stuff all put together, and then forgot where I put it". The only way I can keep track of lists I make is to put the list on my iPhone. Otherwise I may not find them until weeks later. This way I only have to fine my phone. Love the BBQ sauce!

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    1. Hi Susan, yes it seems that I need devices to help me in certain ways that they never had to before, not liking this at all, but we do have some pretty clever gadgets at our disposal now so all is good.

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  30. Perfect and easy bbq sauce.. will be grilling my chicken wings with this sauce.. thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Hi Arpita, how this turns out great for you. Take care!

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  31. I've been making my own bbq sauce from a recipe I got from a neighbor back in Maine too many years ago to admit. I swear the recipe is nearly identical to this one. The recipe I have is in my father's handwriting and says, "Mrs. Barker's Famous BBQ Sauce" and it ends with "deelish". :)

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    1. Hi Maureen, that is very interesting, yes....we love this bbq sauce and have already made it a second time. Take care!

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  32. I'm the same way with grocery lists - but my grocery store is only a few minutes away ;) This barbecue sauce sounds amazing!

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