Yesterday I decided to make barbecued beef sandwiches for dinner, but instead of grabbing that pre-packaged barbecue sauce I decided I’d try to make my own. Now, this was the first time I tried this; but I found I was inspired because earlier I found a recipe for my favorite barbecue sauce in Disney World. I guess that’s why I ended up loving it so much. It just reminded me of family vacations and sitting down to eat roast chicken by the lake at Animal Kingdom. But I digress…
Going into this I had all the good intentions of recreating the recipe exactly as written but that didn’t quite happen. This recipe is great as is if you like your barbecue sauce a little sweet and not too spicy.
Flame Tree BBQ Sauce
1 c. Ketchup
1/4 c. Rice Vinegar
1/4 c. Water
1/4 c. Packed Light Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Molasses
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp. Chili Powder (I use Mexican Chili Powder)
1 tbsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Ground Tumeric
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
Combine all ingredients a medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, reduce to low and simmer, stirring frequently for 35 minutes until thickened.
I know it seems like a lot of ingredients but this recipe was so easy it was unbelievable. The only alterations I made was to add cayenne, a splash of apple cider vinegar and some more chili powder. When I first tasted it, the sauce was a little sweet for my palate but after these additions it was perfect.
This is a great sauce for chicken, beef, pork or anything else you might want to put barbecue sauce on.
For me this created a feeling of nostalgia for the times I have had at Disney World with my family and my time working in the parks. Because this was so incredibly easy to make I do believe that I’m going to be making my own barbecue sauce from here on.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!