1tablespoonBetter Than Bouillon Organic Reduced Sodium Beef Base
1tablespoonGrandma's Original MolassesUnsulphured
1tablespoonEden organic apple cider vinegar
1/4teaspoongarlic granulated powder
a pinch of black pepper or 1 turn of a black pepper grinder
1 to 1.5teaspoonsaltadjust to taste
Combine water, beef base, molasses, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, and black pepper in a small pot, bring to a boil, and boil on medium heat for 15 minutes.
Continue to boil and check frequently until the amount is about 1/4 cup (another 5 minutes or so).
Remove from heat, add salt (adjusting amount according to taste and dietary needs), and stir to dissolve.
Transfer to a glass container and refrigerate up to one week.
Cooking tip: before starting, pour 1/4 cup of water into your pan so you can easily estimate how much is 1/4 cup and know when your reduction is ready. You can also double this recipe if you need more than 1/4 cup of soy-free soy sauce.