Summer Entertaining: Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce

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The Technique 

Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce

Summer entertaining & good barbecue deserve a homemade sauce. Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce adds balanced spice & heat to ribs, smoked pulled pork sandwiches & so much more. With just a few pantry staples & fresh additions, it comes together quickly. Make the sauce up to 3 days ahead & warm it in a saucepan just before serving for the best flavor. Learn how to make a barbecue sauce from scratch in a few simple steps. 

House Barbecue. Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Birmingham Alabama Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer BBQ How To Make Authentic Classic Barbecue. Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce

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makes 3 cups

1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
1 {7.5-oz} can ginger ale
1 {29-oz} can tomato sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Sauté the onion in the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over Medium heat 5 minutes or until softened. Deglaze the pan with the ginger ale, bring to a boil & reduce by 2/3, about 4 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, the honey, the vinegar, the ginger, the red pepper flakes, the black pepper & the salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a Medium-Low & simmer 15 minutes. Serve with smoked pulled pork shoulder & ribs.

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How To Make Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce

If you’re doubting that a handcrafted barbecue sauce is worth your time then think again. I encourage you to give it a try & while you do, I want you to sample your homemade version alongside those that may be lingering in the refrigerator door. Many taste flat with onion & garlic notes that are less than desirable. I believe it will fast become a staple recipe to have on hand time & time again. 

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

House Barbecue. Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Birmingham Alabama Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer BBQ How To Make Authentic Classic Barbecue. Honey-Ginger Barbecue SauceNo. 1

Sauté the onion in the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over Medium heat 5 minutes or until softened. 

House Barbecue. Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Birmingham Alabama Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer BBQ How To Make Authentic Classic Barbecue. Honey-Ginger Barbecue SauceNo. 2

Deglaze the pan with the ginger ale, bring to a boil & reduce by 2/3, about 4 minutes. 

House Barbecue. Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Birmingham Alabama Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer BBQ How To Make Authentic Classic Barbecue. Honey-Ginger Barbecue SauceNo. 3

Stir in the tomato sauce, the honey, the vinegar, the ginger, the red pepper flakes, the black pepper & the salt. 

House Barbecue. Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Birmingham Alabama Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer BBQ How To Make Authentic Classic Barbecue. Honey-Ginger Barbecue SauceNo. 4

Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a Medium-Low & simmer 15 minutes. Serve with smoked pulled pork shoulder & ribs.

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