Ok, folks, here it is. The bbq sauce to put on everything. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that my 2 favorite flavors are BBQ and Mexican. I cannot get enough of either, but #1 for me is always BBQ flavored dishes and the sauce is where it is at. I already have 2 BBQ sauces on the blog, a spicy molasses one and my super popular 5 Minute Barbecue Sauce. Now, those are both delicious, but this one is absolutely my favorite. It has everything I love in a bbq sauce...it has a perfect sweetness, acidity, smokiness, good touch of spiciness and a wonderful texture.
To create my very favorite homemade barbecue sauce, I added 2 ingredients you probably haven't seen in a barbecue sauce recipe....apple juice and salsa. Well, I'm here to tell you, they both take the average barbecue sauce up a big notch. The salsa gives a nice kick of heat and depth of flavor and the apple juice gives a different kind of sweetness and tang and well, nice hint of apple flavor. The apple juice is subtle, not overpowering, but it's a lovely hint of apple flavor that you'll notice. That combined with liquid smoke and you've got yourself one addicting barbecue sauce.
It only takes about 5 mins to get the ingredients together and then you just let it simmer 10-20 minutes and that's it. So good and so easy. Also, a bonus? It's totally oil-free and fat-free!
I hope you all really love this Homemade Smoky Apple Barbecue Sauce as much as I do! I can't wait to hear what you think!
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