The BBQ doesn’t have to end just because it’s the tail end of summer! There are still football games and tailgating parties needing tasty BBQ. I love this Hawaiian Sweet and Sour BBQ Sauce because no matter what time of year it is, you’ll always feel like you’re at a luau.
This sauce goes great on all types of meat (fish, chicken, pork, beef) and you can always add spice (chili pepper flakes) to it if you want. I’m not a big spicy person – I have more of a sweet tooth to be honest, so I always lean towards a fruity concoction. Either way, you’ll love this recipe.
Cook time: 20 minutes
- 1 small can of pineapple juice – 6oz.
- ½ cup of packed brown sugar
- ½ can of crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
- ¾ cup of ketchup
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp of garlic (I like chopped garlic cloves, but you could use minced garlic or garlic powder.)
- 2 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce.
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp water
- Chili pepper flakes to taste (optional)
Step 1: Add all ingredients (except for the corn starch and water) to a medium pot.
Step 2: Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Mix together the cornstarch and water an then slowly add to the sauce to your desired thickness.
Preparing the Jars:
Step 1: While the sauce is cooling, print out these free downloadable printables on OnlineLabel.com’s 3” x 1.5” ovals (OL892) and 2” circles (OL5375) and stick the labels on your glass jar. I bought these self-sealable glass jars at Hobby Lobby.
Step 2: Pour the BBQ sauce in the jars.
These jars make fun hostess gifts, party favors (especially luaus), and a cool way to present your favorite BBQ sauce when guests come over or when you go tailgating.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!