Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

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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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large stewpot over med-high heat.
  2. When the bubbling subsides add the onions all at once.
  3. Sprinkle with the salt and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring often, until golden.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  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. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to med-low.
  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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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.