BBQ Sauce: The Blessed Bastard

BBQ Sauce: The Blessed Bastard

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Thinking back to the period where I created this BBQ Sauce brings back some great memories on a fantastic day. Actually I think one of the best moments in my BBQ history. The Holy Father called me and my friend for a holy quest…

About a year ago I agreed with my friend Japie to help the local priest with organizing his family reunion. Japie is the man showing of his BBQ attitude in the picture above. Along with some beer and wine we were granted total freedom to put the menu together. As appetizers we served Saltimbocca Scampi, Chicken wings, Slow Smoked Bacon (Recipe will follow) and Tortilla with Guacamole and Red Bell Pepper sauce.

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The main course consisted of reverse seared clubsteaks and Smoked Babyback Ribs. The ribs were smoked 2hrs. on apple wood, 2 hrs. sprinkeled and wrapped up with whiskey and applejuice the day before the feast. Here are some more pictures I took those days. Unfortunately we missed some finished products as you can see.

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In this context “The Blessed Bastard” BBQ sauce was created. As I was checking our ingredients I realised I forgot to take the BBQ sauce I made earlier. Since we had no time to pick it up at home I decided to try something out with the ingredients I had brought. The result was far better than I predicted. Honestly the best BBQ sauce I made up till now! At that moment it wasn’t made on a smokey fire but doing this will add some extra smokey flavour that upgrades it to a real BBQ sauce. Luckily I had a clear moment and wrote down how I made it.

BBQ Sauce: The Blessed Bastard

BBQ Sauce: The Blessed Bastard


  • 1/2 cup or 120 ml. apple juice
  • 1/2 cup or 120 ml. ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Magic dust rub
  • 2 Tbsp or 30 ml. honey
  • 4 big cloves of garlic
  • 2 thumbs finely chopped fresh ginger


Toss all ingredients together and let them boil till you get a thick sticky sauce! Pfew that was hard work. Now comes the toughest: Pour the BBQ sauce through a sieve so a pure and delightful residue. You've made it! I hope you'll let me know if you liked this sauce (or what could have been better)!

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