Published July 1, 2000.
When developing our recipe for homemade barbecue sauce, we found that pantry staples were sufficient to make a superior sauce. We started with ketchup and molasses and added cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and hot sauce. Grating the onions into a smooth puree allowed us to add onion flavor without distracting bits. Cooking the garlic and spices in a little oil bloomed their flavors in our homemade barbecue sauce recipe.