Cooking in Langley: get saucy and get grillin’

This week Chef Dez offers up homemade barbecue sauce recipes

I find that one of the absolute joys of cooking is creating and playing around with different flavours and ingredients to bring a dish together. So to help you achieve success when you’re firing up the barbecue all summer long, here are a couple of our favourite homemade barbecue sauces that we use all the time.

Keep in mind that barbecue sauces are not marinades, they are a finishing sauce only. If applied to the meat at the beginning of (or too early on during) the grilling process, the sugars in these sauces will burn.

Barbecue sauces are meant to be a finishing glaze on the meat: Apply during the very last part of the cooking process and close the lid of your barbecue to help them slightly caramelize onto the meat… also a side portioning cup for dipping doesn’t hurt either.

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

“Any bourbon will work, but Jack is the best!”

1.5 cups ketchup

1/2 cup bourbon whiskey

3/4 cup brown sugar

4 garlic cloves, minced very fine

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp liquid smoke

1 tsp salt

In a medium pot, combine the ketchup, bourbon, brown sugar, garlic, vinegar, Worcestershire, liquid smoke and the 1 tsp salt. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Lower the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside, off the heat, when done.

Grandma G’s BBQ Sauce

My Grandmother’s “secret” recipe

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup HP Steak Sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Dash of cloves

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tsp vegetable oil (however, if you want to keep this recipe closer to the original used by my Grandma, use 2 tbsp melted butter as they didn’t have vegetable oil on the farm)

Mix together and keep refrigerated.


Just Posted

WIN: Langley thespian stars in upcoming ‘psychological thriller’

Langley’s Andrew Wood plays the role of Lieutenant Walker in Night Watch.

Make-A-Wish BC grants Langley girl’s wish

Mae Ten Haaf battled a brain tumour much of her young life, and recently returned from Disney World.

Vandals trash new washrooms in Langley City park

Less than two weeks after the Penzer Park facility opened, it had to be closed

Mark Warawa won’t run in the next election

Langley MP issues a statement about his impending retirement from politics.

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

Registered three goals and three assists in a pair of victories for Langley-based team

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of Brunette overpass

Dash cam footage shows a vehicle speeding across a Lower Mainland overpass

Lower Mainland teacher resigned after ‘inappropriate discussions’ with elementary students

Tracy Joseph Fairley resigned from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows district April 23, 2018

Surrey needs 350 more cops, activist tells council

‘Right now we are 350 police behind what our population requires,’ politicians are told

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Where mattresses go to die

Mattress Recycling opens the largest of its kind mattress-recycling facility in Hope

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Most Read