This is an excellent sauce. I have put up 12 pints and will make more as needed throughout the summer. I omitted the butter, since I was planning on canning it, and just added the onions to the mix with everything else. I didn't worry about chopping the peppers too fine; I just took my immersion blender to the sauce after the simmering.
I found this to be a great bbq sauce. It's sweet enough, spicy enough, just right for our tastes. I decreased the amount to 2 qts and used homemade tomato sauce and lime juice instead of lemon. Thank you Mama! Made for Bevy Tag April '09.
I tried this recipe and I canned it. I pressure canned 1/2 pints for 25 minutes and it's still great! Has a bit a zest to it but I will be makin' it again next year!
This BBQ sauce was outstandingly perfect. The flavor was EXACTLY what i was looking for! A flavorful sauce with a kick. Tasted so much better than store bought. In the south we know our BBQ pretty well....and this is one of my new favorties. I did not have jalapenos so i cut up serrano peppers. I did not make 6 quarts of the sauce as I don't know what i would do with all that sauce LOL. I entered .25 in the Change size and it made a perfect small mason jar full! The math was pretty simple after finding a conversion chart for 1/16 of a gallon (8 ounces BTW).
This recipe wouldn't be safe to can.