“To thicken and sweeten bottled barbecue sauce, I blend in apples that I’ve mashed in the food processor,” writes Traci C. of Bayside, New York. “It’s wonderful when brushed on ribs, chicken or pork chops.”
I found this recipe online years ago and it quickly became a favorite. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand and it's great in hot weather because it goes together quickly, without turning on the oven. One-pan cleanup is a bonus. —Christina Price, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I created this sauce 45 years ago when I adapted a recipe I saw in a magazine. The original called for much more oil. I usually triple the sauce and keep some in my freezer to use on chicken , beef or pork.
—Barbara Gerriets of Topeka, Kansas