SMOKED PAPRIKA AND SHERRY VINEGAR BBQ SAUCE

smoked paprika and sherry vinegar BBQ sauce

This is a recipe for a smoked paprika and sherry vinegar BBQ sauce. As the name suggests, it is a BBQ sauce for an adventurous type. It’s a bit more grown up than the kinds of things you’ll find at fast food restaurants and diners, so be aware (but excited). I came up with this recipe based purely on things I had in my refrigerator at the time, so it could be a good base for your own BBQ sauce explorations. If you try this one out and feel the sherry vinegar is a bit too strong for you, you can sub in something else (or just reduce the amount) the next time around. This makes a little bit less than a cup of sauce.

ingredients for smoked paprika and sherry vinegar BBQ sauce mixing smoked paprika and sherry vinegar BBQ sauce
It is extremely easy to make and therefore there will be very few recipe notes here. It’s got a strong acidic bite, so you’ll want to use it sparingly on any burgers you pair it with. The smoked paprika contributes a nice depth and a smoky spice; you could amp that up a bit if you’d like something richer. Although I’ve called this a “BBQ” sauce, I also strongly encourage its use as a regular dipping sauce, particularly for fries. It’s a low risk adventure into making your own BBQ sauce; from ingredient assembly to consumption takes roughly 10 minutes. Enjoy.

smoked paprika and sherry vinegar BBQ sauce

RECIPE

SMOKED PAPRIKA AND SHERRY VINEGAR BBQ SAUCE

Ingredients

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tbsps brown sugar

2 tbsps Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp sherry vinegar

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp mustard powder

1/4 tsp salt

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Mix to integrate and bring just to simmer. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.

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