I have recently discovered a love for barbecue sauce. Growing up I was one of those Plain Foods Kids and, for the most part, the only condiment I ever really used was ketchup. Well, I’ve come a long way baby! One of my favorite ways to dress up a piece of chicken or a great hamburger is with some delicious barbecue sauce so I was very intrigued when I got an opportunity to review Herman T’s BBQ Sauce Mix .
Rather than the traditional bottle of sauce that I’m used to buying in the store, Herman T’s sells a packet with seasoning that you add to some ketchup and water and cook right on your stove top! The sauce was created by Herman T Jones back in the 50’s – he shared it with anyone who came by his house and it was always a hit. He eventually passed the recipe on to his grandson, Brian, who had the good sense to get it into mass production.
I liked the idea of cooking my own sauce and was very happy to see an ingredient list that contained things I’d actually heard of – the natural foodie momma in me was very pleased with a list of ingredients that I could actually recognize in a store! One pouch of mix makes 3/4 gallon of BBQ sauce, making it quite a bang for your buck. Great for anyone who uses a lot of BBQ sauce! Buy one packet for $7.95 or two for $15.
We tested out the sauce with some burgers and I have to say, cooking the sauce couldn’t be easier. Mix 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of ketchup and 1 tablespoon of the Herman T’s BBQ Mix and whisk them together to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve the sauce warm over whatever’s cooking! The first time I made the mix, my husband and I agreed that it was a little on the ketchupy side. So the next time I made it, I added in a bit more of the mix – much better! I like that you can tailor the sauce to your preferences.