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Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce

 Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce
I've never cared that much for store bought barbecue sauce. I just like to make things myself from scratch including this spicy, deep red-brown sauce. You'll find it clings well when you slather it on grilled meat.—Helena Georgette Mann, Sacramento, California
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic;
  • cook 1 minute. Stir in the chili powder, cayenne and pepper; cook 1
  • minute longer.
  • Stir in the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard
  • and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,
  • for 30-40 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Cool
  • for 15 minutes.
  • Strain sauce through a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl,
  • discarding vegetables and seasonings. Store in an airtight container
  • in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Use as a basting sauce for

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Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • grilled meats. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 68 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.