1 1/4cupsketchupI'm partial to Heinz (or homemade if you have lots of tomatoes on hand!)
1cuplight brown sugar
1/4cupapple cider vinegar
2 1/2teaspoonsdry mustard
2teaspoonshot Hungarian paprika or smoked paprikaI've used both types.
1/2teaspoongranulated garlic powder
1 1/2teaspoonskosher salt
1teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium size saucepan. Whisk until smooth and then bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to an airtight container and refrigerating until needed. Enjoy!
We love love LOVE the spicy side of this sweet barbecue sauce. That said, I make it with the optional cayenne pepper. (For what it's worth, my non-spice lover adores this sauce as well.) However, if you are leery of the heat, taste the sauce before adding any cayenne and then add it very slowly, tasting as you go.