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Summertime Barbecue Sauce

 Summertime Barbecue Sauce
When my daughter was seven, she would come home from school and eat this sauce by the spoonfuls. Company loves it, too, on pork chops or ribs. Every time I make it, someone asks for the recipe! —Diane C Shipley, Mentor, Ohio
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/3 cups lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Cool. Transfer to storage containers; cover and refrigerate
  • overnight. Yield: 3 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 78 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.