Sweet and Tangy BBQ sauce

Making your own condiments is often times cheaper than buying them, and you can control the sodium and sugar levels to your liking! Store-brought sauces are consistently too sweet for my taste, and half the time the 2nd or 3rd ingredient listed is corn syrup...nah thanks.

In about 40 minutes I made my own sweet and tangy bbq sauce. It was so good tossed with some fried tofu, and even better served on the side as a dipping sauce for some baked potato wedges.

Sweet and Tangy BBQ sauce
1/2 onion (chopped)
4 garlic cloves (minced)
14 oz crushed tomatoes
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/3 C brown sugar
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch white pepper
salt, to taste

1. In a saucepan heat 2 tsp oil to medium. Add onion and cook 4-5 minutes.
2. Add salt, black pepper and garlic. Cook 2-3 more minutes. Add chili flakes, white pepper and garlic powder.
3. Add tomatoes, vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard. Stir well. Bring to a boil and then immediately turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Take off heat and let cool. When cool use an immersion blender to blend smooth. Store in airtight jar in fridge.