Mississippi Sweet and Sour BBQ Sauce

Recipe by Nina Bagley, Columbus, Ohio
First place and Best of Show, Sauces (Honey BBQ Sauce), 2017

Baking temperature: n/a
Baking time: Cooking 1 hour
Yield: 1 pint jar

Ingredients

  • 1 c ketchup
  • ¾ c dark brown sugar
  • 1 5.5 oz. can tomato paste
  • ½ c apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ c dark fall honey (Ohio honey from my back yard)
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. bourbon whiskey
  • 2 T water
  • 2 T minced white onion
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1/8 t ground allspice
  • A pinch of Chinese five spice
  • A pinch of celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoon mustard powder 

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer until flavors have blended and sauce is reduced, about an hour
  • Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

A sweet and sour version of BBQ sauce for shrimp, pork, chicken.

To make into a dipping BBQ sauce, increase the amount of honey

 

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