Smoky Sauce is a homemade condiment with a delicious sweet-smoky flavor.
Excellent slathered on chicken, burgers, hotdogs, fries and onion rings.
If you cannot tolerate ketchup, this condiment is a very good substitute.
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EDITOR’S NOTE (June 10, 2022): I published this recipe for the first time on December 26, 2018. Today, I updated the text to make it easier to understand. Recipe is the same.
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MY INSPIRATION FOR THIS RECIPE
Several years ago, I had an unpleasant allergic reaction to both tomatoes and ketchup.
Had to stop eating both.
Since I still wanted a sauce for my burgers and fries, I decided to create my own.
Long story short, I went into the kitchen and did a lot of experimenting to create a fantastic sauce for my burgers, chicken wings, fries and onion rings.
Soon, Smoky Sauce was perfected.
A KEY INGREDIENT
Liquid Smoke, loaded with delicious smoky flavor, is a key ingredient in Smoky Sauce.
This sauce is a great substitute for ketchup.
Drizzle some over crisp fries and enjoy each bite!
Drizzle some Smoky Sauce drizzled on bacon, burgers, fried chicken, onion rings, ribs, and ham sandwiches. Enjoy the flavor boost!
I drizzle a LOT on my homemade Smoky Burgers.
If sauce is cooked too long, it will form a paste in the fridge.
It’s still good!
To make it thin enough to drizzle, warm in microwave for 5 seconds.
Pour cooled Smoky Sauce into a tightly sealed container before placing in fridge for up to 14 days.
Make some Smoky Bacon Jam. Place crumbled crisp bacon (pork or turkey) on toasted wheat or white bread. Drizzle Smoky Sauce over the top. Enjoy as a snack or light meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Drizzle hot Smoky Sauce over your baked or fried chicken nuggets.
Serve on pita bread or toasted wheat bread.
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- 4 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1-1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup stone ground mustard
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke See Recipe Notes.
- 1-1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Or use lemon juice.
- 2 teaspoons water
- In a small saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar (packed) and all ingredients.
- Stir constantly for one minute over medium heat until edges bubble.
- Immediately turn off heat. Stir again. Let stand. Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools.
- NOTE: Taste cooled sauce. If desired, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar. If too sweet, add 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Stir and taste again.
- Makes about 1/3 cup. Recipe easily doubled. Store in lidded container. Keep refrigerated.
- NOTE: If cooked longer than 1 minute, sauce will form a thick paste after it cools. To soften, microwave for 5 seconds to make it thin enough to drizzle.
Smoky Bacon Jam
- Place crisp bacon (pork or turkey) on toasted wheat or white bread. Drizzle Smoky Sauce over the top. Enjoy as a snack or light meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.