Sunday, October 25, 2009

(Secret) Homemade BBQ Sauce

My husband always complains that I don't give him credit for his creations on this blog, but I always do. If he made it or helped, I mention him. He also complains that I don't post about all the goodies he makes around the house, but every time I ask him for the recipe so that I can post it, he refuses to tell me! I just can't win, can I? Well, hopefully this post will shut him up for a while :)

My husband has been wanting to break out the smoker one last time before the end of the year, so when pork butt went on sale, he bought two huge honking ones to make pulled pork sandwiches. Then he figured, if he's going to go through all the trouble of smoking the suckers for 14 hours, he might as well maximize his efforts. Since he can fit 4 pork butts on the smoker, he asked me to pick up 2 more. We ended up with 25 pounds of pork. No, I'm not kidding.

I went to bed at a normal person hour while my husband napped all afternoon. He woke up about an hour before I went to bed, and stayed up all night to smoke the pork. I kept waking up in the middle of night, smelling smoke, onions, garlic, and other tasty aromas that aren't exactly what you want to be smelling while you're trying to sleep, while he toiled away smoking the pork and making this awesome homemade BBQ sauce. It's nice and rich and full of flavor. It's the perfect consistency, isn't too sweet, has a bit of smokiness to it, has the perfect amount of acidity, and packs a lot of heat, just the way I like it.

And here is where I would usually share with you the recipe for this BBQ sauce... BUT HE WON'T SHARE IT WITH ME! In fact, he's joked (at least I hope he's joking) about splitting the recipe in two so that if someone ever finds it (ie me), they'll only have half of it.

So I apologize for posting this teaser of a post, but I had to do it so that he'll stop accusing me of taking credit for his work and for not posting the stuff he makes. If you want to try this magic BBQ sauce, maybe I can convince him to sell you a jar? Or maybe, if I do enough snooping, I can find both halves of recipe and expose it to the world!

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14 comments:

noobcook said...

LOL at your short and concise recipe :D it's so sweet that your hubby cooks ;)

Ben said...

Haha! I think next time you should spy on him and write the ingredients down so you can share the recipe with us. LOL

Kathleen said...

Love this story! Husbands are so weird. LOL. I can tell you I sure wish mine was into smoking and bbqing. Oh well...

pigpigscorner said...

Ah he's a meanie!!!

Juliana said...

That is not fair :-)

Joanne said...

I love homemade BBQ sauce! I think you need to put a spy camera in your kitchen and catch him in action. Because I want that recipe!!!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I'm so impressed with your hubby staying up all night to smoke meat! What dedication. Did you wake up and eat if for breakfast? I would of after smelling it all night. Gaga's hubby - please share your magnificent recipe with us?

TabzChewy said...

Your husband's pretty hilarious, isn't he? XD

Too bad there's no recipe...I'd love to try it! lol

lisaiscooking said...

That's so funny. It looks like a grea sauce!

Claudia said...

If you need to resort to cloak dagger - do it! I love a good barbecue sauce.

Karine said...

Hahahahahaha! Great story. Your husband seems to have done a great job!

Laura in Paris said...

Tell him to start his blog instead of complaining!!! And WE WANT that recipe!

momgateway said...

That's so funny!

Ingrid said...

Too funny!

That's cool though that he cooks. Does he clean up after himself?
~ingrid