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    Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

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    45 mins

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    30 mins

    NanciY's Note:

    I have made this for years, with a little tweak here and there and finally think I have it perfected. It has just enough bite from the vinegar, but a subtle sweetness too. I make quadruple batches and store it in old mayo jars in my garage fridge for quick meals. The longer you simmer it, the better it gets!

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Melt butter in a large stewpot over med-high heat.
    2. 2
      When the bubbling subsides add the onions all at once.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle with the salt and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring often, until golden.
    4. 4
      Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
    5. 5
      Add the syrup, molasses, vinegar and catsup. (At this point I use a hand blender to puree the onions, but this is optional).
    6. 6
      Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to med-low.
    7. 7
      Add the remaining ingredients and continue to simmer until thick and bubbly, at least 30 minutes. The longer you simmer it, the better it will be.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 23, 2012


      Awesome BBQ sauce! I totally trusted you as I prepared all of the ingredients for this recipe...many I'd never used in a barbeque sauce before. It all came together to produce a wonderful, aromatic, thick sauce that I brushed over a rack of ribs on the grill. I've used some of the leftover sauce on chicken and it's just as good! We will enjoy this again! MERP'd for Fall PAC '12.

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (142 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.0
    Calories from Fat 25
    Total Fat 2.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 6.7 mg
    Sodium 1188.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 20.5 g
    Protein 2.2 g

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