BBQ Sauce and Slaw
I live by the statement “homemade is better” pretty much everyday, but this is exceptionally true especially when it comes to BBQ sauce! Now, I’m no BBQ pit master, but I do have to say I make a pretty mean sauce and can whip up a spread that gives the impression I slaved for days when it only took a few hours (PSA: not all great BBQ needs to smoke and brine for days, shocking, I know!) This sauce is part sweet, part tangy, and 100% delicious! I wouldn’t even mind if it became your new “secret sauce” recipe for friends (I promise I won’t tell!). The slaw is also a great addition to a summer picnic and takes about 5 minutes to whip up! Fire up your grills and get cooking!
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, halved and sliced thin (think caramelized onions)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1.5 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons chili powder and smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion and garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
salt to taste
Begin by melting butter in a medium sized pot and adding sliced onions. Cook until the begin to brown. Then add the brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. Give a stir and add ketchup. Add all other ingredients and let simmer for about an hour, stirring frequently. Use hot or cool and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
1/2 head each of purple and green cabbage, sliced thin
Juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup mayo
1 tablespoon sriracha
salt and pepper to taste
Place sliced cabbage in a mixing bowl. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, mayo, and sriracha, whisk to combine. Pour over cabbage and toss, season with salt and pepper.