Stick With Homemade Barbecue Sauce
A classic barbecue sauce can really make ninety-percent of the taste of meat or poultry. Barbecue
sauce is that add on that can provide that special something, that missing component, that puts a food dish over
the top, transforming it from a mere standard dish to a delicacy.
Now, most are familiar with barbecue sauce from the bottles that they see on the supermarket shelf. This are the
processed, ‘fake’ barbecue sauces that are an aberration of the homemade versions that popularized the condiment
many years ago.
As a general rule, any food you purchase in the aisles at supermarkets are highly processed so as to stay on the
shelf longer. Freshness is not an issue, as these are laboratory-created foods and their active ingredient was
usually sugar, but is now been replaced by the much cheaper high fructose corn syrup.
High fructose corn syrup, in a nutshell, makes people fat. It is a low grade sugar substitute that almost
immediately turns to stored fat. The way it metabolizes in the body is fairly obtuse, as it hits the liver in the
same form as it does when it enters your body as your body can not break it down fast enough.
The result of this is that the insulin levels in the human body skyrocket which leads to mood swings and a
propensity to store fat cells.
So what does one do if one happens to really like sauce on their food? The alternative to these processed sauces
is to simply make your own sauce and use natural cane or brown sugar as a sweetener.
What are some of the basic components of sauce? A good barbecue sauce base generally incorporates small portions
of chili powder, black pepper, and melted butter.
It also usually incorporates tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, and onion powder. After this, it is up to the
chef to decide what will make his/her homemade recipe perfect – whether it be some lemon juice for tang or some
The first time you make sauce, it will be hard to tune it just perfectly, but over time, you will have developed
a perfect sauce – and, best of all, it wont contain unhealthy sugar substitutes.