A while ago I posted the recipe for the best tomato sauce we’ve found…well that recipe is a great base for making your own BBQ sauce. It does still contain sugar, if that’s an issue for you, but it’s a lot more wholesome than store bought BBQ sauce!
Balsamic BBQ Sauce
3/4 Cup Tomato sauce
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar (we used organic balsamic from Wrays due to the fact that balsamic vinegar is made from grapes, which are a heavily sprayed crop unless you buy organic)
Garlic- 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic is great, but you can use 1Tbsp powdered or minced garlic if that’s what you have on hand
1/2 Tsp each of salt and pepper
1Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup coconut sugar (or organic raw sugar)
A nice easy recipe…all you do is mix all those ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and simmer away for about 15 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved and you have a consistency you’re happy with. Then pour into a clean bottle.
I couldn’t tell you precisely how long it lasts, because it’s consumed long before we have to get concerned with use by dates 🙂 But given the high level of vinegar and sugar, you should get at least 12 months of shelf life.