This is an attempt to duplicate a sauce sold locally here in my area called "J Lee Roy's Sweet/hot Dipping sauce". I have never been able to find a recipe, and long hours of experimentation has, I think, brought me pretty close. It is very good when you're serving fried pork or chicken I haven't tried it with beef. But it is also good with polish sausage.
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- 236.59 ml vinegar (taste test at end to determine your taste)
- 473.18 ml sugar
- 709.77 ml tomato sauce
- 354.88 ml catsup
- 29.58 ml molasses
- 236.59 ml water
- 14.79 ml chili powder
- 4.92 ml ground cumin
- 14.79 ml garlic powder
- 4.92 ml salt
- 29.58-44.37 ml dried red pepper flakes (less if your taste runs that way ( I like it hot)
- 2.46 ml liquid smoke flavoring
- 1Place water, chili powder, cumin, garlic, sugar, molasses, salt and red pepper flakes into saucepan or in microwave. Heat until the mixture comes to a boil and completely dissolves into like a syrup-like consistency.
- 2Then, lower heat to medium-low or even simmer.
- 3Add tomato sauce and catsup, cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture turns a bit darker color. Don't heat on too high of heat or you may burn the tomato component of this sauce. Let simmer very low for long enough to make the sauce thicker (in other words on LOW heat reduce the sauce).
- 4When done, remove sauce from heat and let cool to almost room temperature.
- 5Add vinegar and smoke flavor. (Do not add while sauce is too hot as this destroys the vinegar's potency).
- 6Stir well and test for final balance of
- 7sweet/hot (sweet component should not be much in evidence, just add a tang to the sauce, the sour should not be pronounced. To adjust sweet, add sugar a tablespoon at a time if needed when you taste test it. To add tang, do the same with vinegar, spices, sweetness and heat. You can add a dash of Tabasco sauce.
- 8If sauce still isn't hot (spicy) enough, rather than add more red flaked pepper, add a dash or two of Tabasco sauce or Sri Racha Asian hot chili sauce.
- 9Place sauce in covered container to refrigerate.
- 10**Note: The amount of heat you like (red pepper heat) varies from person to person. So before using the full amount of the pepper listed in the recipe, you might experiment first on a half batch or quarter batch of this sauce and start out small on hot pepper and increase to where you like it. You should be able to taste the 'bite' of the hot pepper through the sweetness of the sauce.
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Nutritional Facts for Uncle John’s Sweet / Hot Dipping Sauce for Meat
Serving Size: 1 (339 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 392.1
- Calories from Fat 7
- Total Fat 0.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1715.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 97.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
- Sugars 89.6 g
- Protein 3.1 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
liquid smoke flavoring