I started making my own salad dressing a few years ago. Honestly neither W nor I can eat the store bought salad dressings anymore. I have thinking of trying my own barbecue sauce for a while. This week I picked a recipe - Sweet & Spicy Chipotle Barbecue Sauce. W is a big fan of chipotle so I figured this was a good place to start.
I followed the recipe as written. I thought that it was good but slightly sweet. W thought it was too sweet and suggested that I leave out the molasses next time. I loved that it was easy to mix up. It thickened up just as nicely as store bought sauce. The less I eat preservatives, the more I lean toward foods that do not have them.
I will make some minor adjustments, but I think this is a very good barbecue sauce. W expressed interest in a mustard based sauce. I have a couple of recipe saved and will be trying that in the near future.