Spice Heaven Barbecue Sauce

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READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by belkathy

This is a copycat recipe for a Texas BBQ restaurant's sauce. Makes a whopping 5 quarts, but can't be reduced well. However, it freezes nicely, so make the whole shebang now and enjoy the surplus later.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend together in a 6 quart pot: meat drippings, ketchup, tomato paste, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, molasses, pepper, salt, garlic, thyme, basil, cayenne, ground cloves, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate pot, boil water.
  3. Add the bay leaves, rosemary, and onion and simmer for 1 hours.
  4. Remove bay leaves and rosemary.
  5. Add the seasoned water/onions into the 6-quart pot.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer for another hour at low heat.
  7. If sauce becomes too thick or is more spicy than desired, add more water.

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