Smoky Molasses, Cider & Sage Barbecue Sauce w/ Pork Chops

When the McCormick 2013 Flavor Forecast was announced a few weeks ago, I was completely inspired by the flavor trends and pairings and couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and play.

I love, love, love to experiment with herbs, spices and seasonings, especially when I can combine them with the simple comfort foods I love most. And that’s what led me to whip up a homemade barbecue sauce with the new trend and flavor pairing of cider, sage and molasses.

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Smoky Molasses, Cider & Sage Barbecue Sauce

An earthy and robust sauce, especially delicious paired with pork and chicken.

Ingredients

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup molasses
4 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp McCormick sage
1/2 T McCormick onion salt
1 T white vinegar
1/4 T McCormick garlic powder
1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
3 T tomato paste

Whisk ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.

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I slathered some thick-cut pork chops with the savory BBQ sauce, and then baked them in the oven. Oh my word, were they ever delicious!

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I’ve made the BBQ sauce for pork chops twice already, and later this week I’m going to make pulled pork with it. I can’t wait!

 

I created the recipe in partnership with McCormick to share the Flavor Forecast 2013.

Comments

  1. april yedinak says

    I have made my own bbq sauce before, but I was never happy with the result. Yours sounds great, I think I will have to try it.

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