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    Lou's BBQ Sauce (Sweet and Smoky)

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    35 mins

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    30 mins

    MsSally's Note:

    This sauce came from the my friend Lou. He makes the best BBQ. His meat recipe is listed as Boston Butt Bar B Que.

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    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients, except for the ketchup in a large, deep, saucepan. Cook uncovered, until all ingredients are disolved about 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add ketchup and bring to a boil stirring constantly so it doesn't splatter.
    3. 3
      Add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat slightly and simmer uncovered until dark, thick and richly flavored about 30 minutes, stirring often.
    5. 5
      Use right away or transfer to jars, cover and cool to room temp and refrigerate. Sauce will keep for several months.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 15, 2012


      I got this same recipe from Steven Raichlen's Sauce Bible. I make it without the allspice just for a little change up. I always use Plochman's yellow mustard.

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    • on October 31, 2010


      I made half a recipe to go with Boston Butt Bar B Que.. Great with the pork. Served with jalapeno cheddar bread and KFC coleslaw.

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    • on April 15, 2008


      Mmmmmmm -- this is positively addictive! I will admit that because I am not a fan of overly-sweet, I used only 5 Tbsp brown sugar, and used 3/4 cup cider vinegar instead of just 1/2. That gave it just enough *tang* for my taste, and now this sauce is just about perfection on a spoon! Yummmmmmmmy! Noting another reviewer's difficulty getting the mustard to dissolve, I used a whisk to stir the sauce prior to adding the ketchup. Nice and smooth, no lumps. Thanks, MsSally! Your friend Lou is brilliant!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lou's BBQ Sauce (Sweet and Smoky)

    Serving Size: 1 (1475 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 979.7
    Calories from Fat 24
    Total Fat 2.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 5934.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 241.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 211.7 g
    Protein 10.2 g

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