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Make Your Own Condiments!

This summer, spice up your burgers, ribs and hot dogs with homemade condiments. They will add unexpected flavor to all of your grilled favorites.

Try some of tangy and sweet recipes (below). They’re surprisingly simple to prepare.

Tangy BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • a few dashes of hot sauce

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Remove bay leaf and cool for 20 minutes.

3. Blend the sauce until desired consistency is reached.

Sundried Tomato Ketchup

  • 1 cup apple juice

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

  • Pinch of ground cloves

  • Pinch of ground ginger

  • Pinch of cayenne

  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced small

  • 1 garlic clove

  • Salt to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring mixture to a simmer.

2. Remove from heat and blend all ingredients until smooth.

3. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Chill and enjoy!

Sweet and Spicy Honey Mustard

  • 1/4 cup dry mustard powder

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • ½ cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/2 cup champagne vinegar

1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring mixture to a simmer.

2. Remove from heat and blend ingredients until smooth.

3. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Chill and enjoy!

For more condiment inspiration, go to: http://www.saveur.com/gallery/Homemade-Condiments, http://www.epicurious.com/recipesmenus/slideshows/homemade-condiments-54381, or http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/easy-homemade-condiments.

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