How to Make Hickory smoke barbecue sauce

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  • 800g canned tomatoes (crushed or pureed)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (100g)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (60ml)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (30ml)
  • 2 tablespoons hickory liquid smoke (30ml)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (15g)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (5g)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (5g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (2.5g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (2.5g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2.5g)
Per serving
Calories: 120 kcal
Proteins: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.5 g
Carbohydrates: 28 g
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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the canned tomatoes, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hickory liquid smoke, Dijon mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, and salt.
  • Stir the ingredients together until well combined. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking or burning. The sauce should thicken slightly and develop a rich flavor.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool slightly.
  • If you prefer a smooth sauce, you can use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a regular blender and puree until smooth.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. You can add more salt, sugar, or spices if desired.
  • Once the sauce is ready, transfer it to a clean, airtight jar or bottle for storage.

Hickory smoke barbecue sauce is a classic accompaniment to various grilled and barbecued dishes. It pairs exceptionally well with grilled chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for fries or onion rings, or even as a glaze for roasted vegetables.

Hickory smoke barbecue sauce is a rich and flavorful tomato-based sauce that adds a delightful smoky and tangy taste to grilled and barbecued dishes. Its blend of sweet, savory, and smoky flavors makes it a popular choice among barbecue enthusiasts.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Barbecue sauces, including hickory smoke barbecue sauce, have a long history in the United States, where various regions have their own unique styles and flavor profiles.
  2. Liquid smoke, like the hickory liquid smoke used in this recipe, is a natural flavoring derived from condensed smoke. It adds a smoky aroma and taste to the sauce without the need for actual smoking.
  3. The addition of brown sugar and apple cider vinegar in the sauce contributes to its sweetness and tanginess, balancing the smoky and savory elements.
  4. Some variations of hickory smoke barbecue sauce may include additional ingredients such as molasses, hot sauce, or different types of spices to customize the flavor according to personal preferences.
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