About this recipe: My mother-in-law gave me this BBQ sauce recipe over twenty four years ago. I use it frequently and someone always asks for it. A mixture of tangy ingredients, onion and brown sugar creates a tasty sauce! This will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Liquid smoke flavouring is available to order online and in some specialty shops. If unavailable, the BBQ sauce can be made without it with good results.
I've made a few varients on this a few times and the result each time (in my opinion) has been delicious. Firstly, due to my lack of liquid smoke, I added a few tsps smoked paprika and half a jar of Chipotle paste. It had a great smokey flavour and a wee kick too! That said, Some of my guests found it too hot, others wanted it hotter! So now, I make two batches. One has the added smoked paprika and chipotle paste, but no liquid smoke or cayenne - and the kids love it! The other has a much bigger kick! As well as the smoked paprika and chipotle paste, I increase the cayenne and add dried chilli flakes too! There's nobody complaining that it ain't hot enough now! Many thanks to Bob and his mo-in-law for the recipe. It's become a staple in my kitchen. - 24 Feb 2015