Hello friends! I finally got home from my parents and hubby and I decided to spend the first day we could in the kitchen making OUR idea of the perfect BBQ sauce. Honestly, neither of us are a huge BBQ sauce fans. I love Cookies, and that is it. I was game for making our own, at least we could make it how we wanted. I whipped up a batch of pizza dough, and while it was raising we went to work!
We both like a bit of sweetness and smoke but it took us a bit to get rid of the plain "tomato base" flavor. We worked, and added, and discussed and then messed it up and then brought it back about 10 times! I hope you enjoy this sauce, that is especially incredible with chicken. As I mentioned we made a Chicken BBQ Pizza out of it, and it was deeeeee-lish. When two, NON BBQ sauce lovers tell you it was great, it had to be great! Right?
I used dehydrated onion in this, feel free to mince an onion and sauté it before adding it. I don't groove hugely on onions so I opted for dehydrated so I had a bit of the bit, but none of the slime. Hot sauce is also optional, use it to your taste or leave it out completely!
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dehydrated onion
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. molasses
1 tsp. liquid smoke
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup water
Combine a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stir constantly. When it comes to a boil, turn burner off and let sit to cool. This will yield just about 2 cups of BBQ sauce!
For the pizza (it will make 2) you will need:
4 large chicken breasts, roasted and sliced thin
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 recipe of my Pizza Dough
Follow instructions for pizza dough. When the dough has doubled in size, divide in half and spread out between 2 pizza pans. Add half of the sauce to each pizza, and spread it out. Lay sliced chicken on top, and finally sprinkle with cheese! Bake at 450 degrees F for 15-20 minutes!
Slop it, slap it, and smack it good!