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Thick N Spicy Sauce

With raisins for sweetness and pepper for kick, this spicy sauce is excellent with ham but also lends a nice barbecue flavor to burgers and roast beef. Prepare a batch for the outdoor chefs on your list.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried marjoram, tarragon and thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Directions

  • In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 61 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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