Isn’t it fun when you stumble into recipes? Like you’re trying to make one thing, but totally end up making something else? Maybe I’m the only one who does this… but I was trying to make a barbecue sauce for BBQ shredded chicken sandwiches and accidentally created this tangy Southwestern ketchup dipping sauce instead! See, not all mistakes are bad!
The recipe I adapted this from was for a barbeque sauce I was planning to use for BBQ shredded chicken sandwiches. However, the sauce turned out a little too thick and I think too overpowering to use in a sandwich like this. But as a dipping sauce it’s perfection!
I happen to love dipping things in sauces, how about you? Veggies with ranch, pretzels with honey mustard, you get the picture. I used to dip my baked sweet potato bites in plain ‘ole ketchup, but not any more! This is my new favorite dipping sauce for them! It has just a little bit of kick to make you know it’s not just plain, boring, regular ketchup, yet not too much for my somewhat spice-adverse taste buds to say “whoa, that’s too much!”
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- 2 Tbs. molasses
- 2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
*Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Good Mood Food
I think this Southwestern ketchup would be great with these dishes: