Texas.  That is where I live.  Y'all.  Hook 'em.  I'm fixin' to write this recipe for y'all... did I miss any cliches? :P

All of this is to say that barbecue sauce runs from the tap here and it's usually loaded with (sugar-filled) ketchup, (sugar-filled) molasses & spice mixes, and (sugar-filled) brown sugar.  Well, there is still some added sugar to this recipe.  But it's not the processed stuff you find in the store-bought bottles of barbecue sauce, and there's far less of it included.  This sauce is so dang easy.  It's not too sweet, not too hot, and too much delicious.  I put it on ALL the things when I've got a batch in the fridge.  I definitely recommend you do so as well, especially if you've whipped up some Pulled Pork... hint hint.

Classic Barbecue Sauce

Prep time: 5 minutes   Cook time: 45 minutes   Total time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups