Written by Nick -
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. It’s a day for honor, hanging flags and parades. For many, Memorial Day weekend is also a time for backyard barbeques and the official kickoff of summer.
If you’re hoping for a Memorial Day barbeque that no one will forget… it’s all about the sauce. Making your own BBQ sauce is the perfect way to add your personal touch to any backyard barbeque.
BBQ sauce is a matter of taste. Some like it spicy, smoky, sweet or sour; it’s really up to you. That’s why it’s essential to have a guide to help you tailor your sauce. Meals.com has a great article with an example for a basic BBQ sauce and how to customize it to your liking. It’s a fantastic resource to help you find your “signature” sauce.
I’ve been making my own BBQ sauces for a while now. I tend to go off-recipe, which sometimes leads to disaster…and I generally try to avoid disaster. So, if you haven’t yet nailed down your “signature sauce” you might want to consider the Nescafé-Balsamic BBQ Sauce. It’s a tried and tested recipe that is bursting with flavor and perfect on all your favorite BBQ meats.
Ingredients for 1 3/4 cups:
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER’S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
HEAT oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in ketchup, honey, vinegar, soy sauce and coffee granules. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
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