This El Paso BBQ Sauce is better than any store-bought BBQ sauce. If not better than what you get from your local grocery store, it's equally as good.
BBQ Sauce has gotten a bit expensive in grocery stores so why not make your own at home for a fraction of the cost? I mean we all like to save money right?
I realize that the list of ingredients for this recipe seems a little weird for a BBQ Sauce. It has the usual ingredients like Ketchup, Vinegar and Worcestershire Sauce. But Celery and Bay Leaves? Why not...
Once the BBQ Sauce is done simmering and the solids have been strained in a colander, the sauce will still be "watery". This is normal and should thicken up a little as it cools down. It may take several hours for the sauce to totally cool down.
💭 What is a Reduction
A reduction is when you simmer or boil a liquid until the desired consistency is reached. Once the boiling begins, the liquid will go down (that's the reduction part), usually leaving a line of residue that circles the interior of your pot. This is a good indication for you to tell if you are at your goal or if you should continue boiling.
If the sauce still doesn't have the consistency you were hoping for, you can use some all purpose flour or a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up but keep in mind that "Texas" style BBQ sauce is usually thinner than most others.
This BBQ Sauce has a nice sweet and tangy flavor to it. Since the consistency of this sauce is on the thin side, it makes it perfect for tossing with some shredded chicken or great for basting chicken on the grill.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this El Paso BBQ Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, White Sugar, Chili Powder, Salt, Water, Celery Stalks, Bay Leaf, Garlic Cloves, Yellow Onion, Unsalted Butter, Worcestershire Sauce, Paprika and Ground Black Pepper.
🥣 How to make El Paso BBQ Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain. Store sauce in a mason jar or bottle.
El Paso BBQ Sauce
- 1 Cup Ketchup
- ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 ¼ teaspoon White Sugar
- 1 ¼ teaspoon Chili Powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- 1 ½ Cups Water
- 2 Celery Stick, chopped
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 2 tablespoon Yellow Onion, chopped
- 4 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- 4 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain. Store sauce in a mason jar or bottle.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.