Let's get saucy! Barbecue sauce comes in a breadth of varieties, and it's fun to make your own

  • Carolina-style barbecue sauce starts with vinegar.

    Carolina-style barbecue sauce starts with vinegar. Courtesy of Biz Velatini

 
 
Posted6/15/2022 6:00 AM

I love making my own barbecue sauces at home. Mostly because I usually have the pantry ingredients to make them at home vs. buying them in the store. And I like that I can control the amount of sugar, etc. Did you know that most bottled barbecue sauces have high fructose corn syrup as the first ingredient?

Biz Velatini's Korean-style barbecue sauce works well with pork lettuce cups.
Biz Velatini's Korean-style barbecue sauce works well with pork lettuce cups. - Courtesy of Biz Velatini

Today I am sharing four of my favorite sauces. And yes, one of them is a lighter version copycat recipe for Raising Cane's dipping sauce. So good!

Because there are no preservatives, the sauces will last 10-14 days in your refrigerator.

My grandfather was born in Eastern North Carolina, where the prominent ingredient in that barbecue sauce is vinegar, making it one of my favorites.

Carolina-style barbecue sauce starts with vinegar.
Carolina-style barbecue sauce starts with vinegar. - Courtesy of Biz Velatini

My Korean BBQ Sauce is perfect for pork lettuce cups or as a dip for your favorite frozen wontons.

Biz Velatini devised a copycat version of Raising Caine's barbecue sauce.
Biz Velatini devised a copycat version of Raising Caine's barbecue sauce. - Courtesy of Biz Velatini

My late husband and I could never agree on a barbecue sauce until we went to Rudy's BBQ in Austin, Texas. We were shocked that we loved the same barbecue sauce! Sadly, we only bought one bottle to bring home, so I came up with this copycat version that I think tastes almost identical to Rudy's. Side note: If you are in the Austin area, check out Rudy's BBQ -- the best moist brisket!

• My Bizzy Kitchen runs once a month in Food. Follow Biz Velatini on her blog at mybizzykitchen.com/, on Instagram at instagram.com/mybizzykitchen/?hl=en and Facebook at facebook.com/mybizzykitchen.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.