- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup of kombucha tea
Everyone brags about their ability to create the best tasting barbecue sauce on the block and when they have a cookout, everyone seems to flock to their backyard because of the sweet tangy aroma that follows every flip of a burger. Perfecting a barbecue sauce is somewhat of an honor. It’s difficult to get the taste just right so you have a balance somewhere between tangy, spicy, and sweet.
Most barbecue sauces use a tomato base to create this tangy condiment but this recipe doesn’t go that route. Instead, it will create the best tasting barbecue sauce with a few simple ingredients that you most likely have in your cupboard already.
Because kombucha is added to this barbecue sauce recipe, it not only gives the meat a deep barbecue taste but it also helps to tenderize it, acting as an acidic agent that can reach the tight crevices in the meat; this gives the meat a juicier taste, no more dried out steaks that no one will eat.
This simple recipe can be created in just a few easy steps. You will need to start by making a simple recipe of kombucha. If you have not made it before, here is the recipe. This recipe will walk you through the two – fermentation process in order to achieve a great tasting batch of kombucha. Allowing it to fermentate two or three days longer in the first fermentation process will give you the apple cider vinegar taste you want with this recipe.
Equipment you will need to make Kombucha Barbecue Sauce
- Mixing cups/spoons for accurate measuring
- Mixing bowl
The first step to creating this wonderful barbecue sauce is to make kombucha. Normally, it will take seven days for the first fermentation and three days for the second fermentation. However, since your goal is to replace the apple cider vinegar with kombucha, you need to give it two more days to reach that acidic levels in order to resemble vinegar. The first fermentation should last nine days and the second fermentation only three.
Prepare the Mixture
Add the Kombucha
Add the kombucha last and blend it well with the dry ingredients.
You will want to give this sauce time to blend and settle so leave it in a sealed container for three hours. Don't leave it out at room temperature otherwise it will settle and separate. Placing it in the refrigerator will keep everything held together properly.