Friday, March 15, 2013

Mom's Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce isn’t just for meats on the grill; it’s delicious on chicken baked in the oven during the winter. Although we have been known to use the grill during the winter also. ;) This recipe is what my mom used when I was growing up. It’s delightfully hearty, and when I smell it baking on the chicken, it takes me back to my childhood.

Chop the onions and set aside. You want them to be smallish, but you don’t have to mince them.

In  a medium saucepan, mix together the tomato sauce, lemon juice, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and salt. Add the chopped onions.

Simmer 30-45 minutes. I simmered mine for 45 minutes for a somewhat richer taste. You can cook it for less time if you prefer.

While the barbecue sauce is simmering, you can start the chicken. For this recipe I used chicken leg quarters and separated the legs and thighs. Legs and thighs are our family’s favorite parts, and I also get them for around 59¢ per pound.

Spray sheet pan or baking dish with cooking spray. Place the chicken skin side down and bake for about 25 minutes in a 350° oven. Take the pan out, coat with barbecue sauce, and turn the chicken over. Cover the tops of the chicken pieces with the rest of the barbecue sauce.

Bake for another 35 minutes. I served this a few weeks ago with corn and Company Mashed Potatoes (recipe to come soon). Enjoy! ~TMMF

                                                              Mom's Barbecue Sauce

                                                             1 c. chopped onions
                                                             2 Tbl. oil
                                                             3 ½ c. tomato sauce (canned)
                                                             ¼ c. lemon juice
                                                             ¼ c. molasses
                                                             2 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
                                                             1 tsp. yellow mustard 
                                                             1 tsp. salt

1 comment:

  1. I love B'BQ sauce on anything but my PB&J sandwiches This sounds and looks so good...are we having this tonight? Great blog honey, keep 'em coming.