06/12/2013 02:43 pm ET Updated Aug 11, 2013

Homemade Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Making your own barbecue sauce is akin to making your own salad dressing. It's something you should have been doing for years now. It's incredibly simple, incredibly rewarding, and almost infinitely less expensive than buying it by the bottle. Skip the overly sweet packaged barbecue sauces and take back control with the homemade stuff.

This Red Wine Barbecue Sauce is likely to become a staple throughout the summer and beyond. The addition of red wine doesn't make it fancy, just flavorful.

Marinate in it, baste with it, or just dip things; it's sure to please. Mix some sauce into your mac 'n' cheese, drizzle it over pulled pork, and don't forget BLTs and other sandwiches that could use a boost.

Get the recipe for Homemade Red Wine Barbecue Sauce on Food52.

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