We’ve always grown up around grilled food. During the warm months, our Daddy would grill a LOT. We rarely had food that was grilled over charcoal, and never food that was grilled on a propane grill. Most of the time, Daddy would have us go pick up sticks around our big yard, and that would be the fuel for the grill. Maybe that’s what made Daddy’s grillin’ so good!
One of the best things I remember about his grilling, was Daddy’s Barbecue Sauce! That stuff was so good, you wanted a bowl of it all by itself. It’s sweet, and a little spicy, and tastes nothing like anything you can buy in a bottle. Daddy’s Barbecue Sauce only has three ingredients, and is easy enough for a beginner to make, but you’d never know that by tasting it! The trick is to simmer it low and slow like the recipe says, to get that rich barbecue flavor out of it.
- 2 cups ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons of El Pato Red Sauce
- Heat a medium sauce pan on the stove until it's warm.
- Add the ketchup and the El Pato Red Sauce to the pan and stir to combine.
- Stir in the brown sugar, and make sure it's mixed well.
- Turn the stove to medium high heat, and bring it to a boil.
- Once it reaches a boil, reduce it to a simmer.
- Cover it and cook at a summer for thirty minutes, stirring ocassionally.
- Use immediately.
- To store for later use, allow the mixture to cool to a room temperature, and then store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks in the fridge, and use as needed.
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