Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Favorite BBQ Sauce

While eating our traditional Fourth of July dinner last Saturday I asked my sister what she liked better: Fourth of July food or Thanksgiving food. With her mouth full of potato salad she enthusiastically pointed at her plate. I was in the minority at the table because I picked Thanksgiving food. It wasn't an easy decision to make though. Especially when there was platter of grilled chicken made with my favorite bbq sauce right in front of me.

My dad has absolutely no sweet tooth so this was the sauce that I grew up on. No ketchup or brown sugar here. It's a thin, tangy sauce that requires small cupfuls placed on the table for extra dipping. I hope you love it as much as I do!

BBQ Sauce

3 sticks butter
8 cups water
1 quart apple cider vinegar
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup salt
1/2 TBS black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Heat through until butter is melted. Set some aside for dipping and use the rest as a marinade for chicken.

P.S. Remind me at Thanksgiving, when my sister is enjoying buttered rolls, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, what her favorite food holiday is!

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  1. What did you just tell the internet about me?!

    I'm still voting for 4th of July food!

  2. Fourth of July food is my favorite "summer" food and Thanksgiving is my favorite "winter" food. It's all about the outside temperature!

  3. OK...I will now have to come back tonight and acually write down this recipe!!!!! yummy!!!

  4. I'll take both holidays, please. I am a pig.

    Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!

  5. I'm with you on the Thanksgiving food. There's something about the spirit of that holiday that makes that meal THE BEST! Good comfort food, I guess, haha.

  6. Sounds yummy! I have never made BBQ sauce. Thanksgiving food is definitely my favorite. I hardly ever get turkey.

  7. I confess, I love Thanksgiving food better, if for no other reason, my mom's incredible chestnut stuffing!

    Thanks for that great recipe :)

    Penelope's Oasis

  8. I pretty much like ALL holiday foods!! :)
    I just copied your recipe and can;t wait to try it...

  9. Just found you and so glad I did! We live in AR too, come visit me at grannymountain! This sounds like a bbq sauce that we had in NC that was delicious.
    joy c.

  10. Wow, this looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)

  11. oh I like 4th food better!!

  12. This sounds good! What a coincidence, I was just looking for an idea for something new to try on the chicken for tonight!

  13. Do We REALLY have to pick a Food Day? I am a whole hearted believer in "Every Day is a Food Day"! Yum. Hmmm Probably why My clothes don't fit?
    Cant Wait to Try The recipe! =) Stopping by from SITS!

  14. SITS check-in :)

    We just bought a grill, and can't wait to try this sauce recipe.

    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Thanks so much for this easy recipe! Sounds delish :)

  16. I'm with you - I like Thanksgiving food better! But you seriously can't go wrong with all that butter in your BBQ sauce! I will have to try that!!

  17. As my brother is a chef, I'm yet to figure out which holiday dinner is my favorite... they just keep getting better as time goes by, and you really can't pick a favorite because it will only get yummier the next time !
    I do want to try out this recipe haha, I'm a BBQ sauce lover... I'll see how it goes !

  18. This looks good. I'll have to try it!

  19. That is so funny! I think I'm a Thanksgiving food person. Most of the people I know eat practically the same thing for both holidays (minus the ribs LOL). Now I'm hungry all over again LOL.

  20. Thanks for swinging by my blog today! I will be trying this recipe! And I also hope you tackle your corner...! :) It will make you feel so much better!

  21. while I do like some BBQ sauces that are slightly sweet, this one sounds delish! I love salty stuff even more though. So you had me at vinegar, worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Um, yum!


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