My homemade Jamaican spicy barbecue sauce is sweet (but not oversweet) and spicy. Molasses, Worcestershire sauce, tomato ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar are the key ingredients.
-4 cup water
-1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
-4 tbsp. dark thick soy sauce
-1 cup ketchup
-2 tbsp. dark molasses
-1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
-Pinch of salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
Here is where the Jamaican comes in--spicy; If you don't want spicy, skip these ingredients or you can substitute the Jamaican hot chocolate pepper with red pepper flakes or 1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/2 of 1 medium onion, minced
1 small Jamaican hot chocolate pepper, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
The hot chocolate pepper that I used is not very hot because it is not fully matured.
-Combine all ingredients in a medium pot on medium heat. Stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Add a dash of salt (the salt will offset the sweetness a bit)
-Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning to taste.
-Use barbecue sauce as a basting sauce for chicken or pork. Barbecue sauce will keep for several weeks in an airtight jar in the refrigerator