Have you ever realized at the last second that you didn't have something you needed for dinner? Surely not; but it happens to me often enough!
If you're planning to make some meatloaf, or a few steaks, or some pork chops and onions and just realized you don't have any barbecue sauce - fear not! I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be for all men.
Behold, you can make your own fake barbecue sauce very rapidly. I always employ the method of honest cheating whenever I can to save time or a buck!
Surprised Cook Barbecue Sauce
Homemade barbecue sauce is actually pretty easy, and you can get some great sauces with a few additional steps like sauteing onions and blending them ... but the point of this sauce is to save the day in just a few hasty seconds, so it's the bare-bones simple version - and it is oh so good. Just cut out all the fancy parts and you have this short recipe!
Spoon or squirt a cup of ketchup into a small saucepan (you can use store-bought or home-made). Add a few spoonfuls of brown sugar and pour in a few tablespoons of cider or white vinegar. Add a dash of hot sauce if you wish. Heat to almost boiling, stirring very frequently or constantly.
Serve hot or cold.
Making up for lost time,