My goddaughter Emma is severely celiac, and she loved my bbq. So, of course, I had to come up with a grade-a homemade sauce for her.
After a bit of trail and error, this is the recipe I finally landed on, and I use it when I have clients with gluten issues.
If you like Sweet Baby Ray’s…this is pretty dang close!
1 1/4 cups ketchup (Heinz or French’s)
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs Stubb’s hickory liquid smoke
2 1/2 tsp ground mustard
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pinch cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until sugar has dissolved.
Lower heat to a low simmer, and cook, stirring often, until reduced by half. Keep in mind that it may thicken slightly more while cooling.
Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator.