Posted on Jul 14, 2017
Ahhhh – sweet summer time – which means grilling season is in full swing! If you have a go-to barbecue sauce but are looking to get creative, below is a fantastic sauce made with sorghum syrup.
Sorghum syrup is a natural sweetener created from juice squeezed from the stalks of a special variety of sweet sorghum. The syrup has a rich, dark color and consistency similar to molasses but with a milder taste. Plus, sorghum syrup is lower in fructose levels than other sweeteners and is high in potassium. Sorghum syrup is tasty over biscuits or pancakes but also makes a great addition to marinades, salad dressings, granolas, premium spirits, and of course, barbecue sauces!
Whether you purchase your barbecue sauce, create your own or a little of both, this Simple Sorghum Barbecue Sauce is definitely a must-try.
Making your own barbecue sauce can be very easy – and tasty! To get started all you will need is one cup of each of the following: sorghum syrup, vinegar and mustard. Simple, huh?
Next, combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. This recipe allows you to customize the flavors to your own liking. Enjoy a sweeter barbecue sauce? Add in a little extra sorghum syrup. Prefer a tangier flavor? Increase the amount of vinegar. Like a heavier mustard flavor? Add more mustard. You can get even more creative by adding in your favorite spices and vegetables! While simple, this barbecue sauce is wonderful on all your favorite grilled foods because the sweetness of the sorghum syrup balances with the savory, tangy flavors of the vinegar and mustard.
Once you’ve created the sauce, coat your meat of choice and get grilling! Set aside some of your homemade saucy goodness to drizzle over your grilled eats. The barbecue sauce keeps well. If you have any left over, store it in the refrigerator and enjoy later in the week!
Recipe courtesy of Debra Lloyd
Makes 3 cups
1 cup sorghum syrup
1 cup vinegar
1 cup mustard
Salt and pepper
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sorghum syrup, vinegar and mustard. Add more or less of each ingredient depending on desired flavor. Salt and pepper to taste.