Big Batch Zesty BBQ Sauce

"Approved by even my picky BBQ connoisseur husband. I kind of just came up with it hit and miss, and never really wrote it down until my mother insisted. One gal I gave the recipe to loved it so much she even made it, bottled it, and gave it away for Christmas. It'll last for a couple of months in the fridge, and during BBQ season--it's worth it to have on hand. I usually buy the #10 size of ketchup in a plastic container, so I can store the sauce in it when finished."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In a large dutch oven or stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, pepper flakes and garlic and cook approximately ten to fifteen minutes, until onion has softened and turned translucent but not browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stir well, and reduce heat to low. Simmer approximately half to one hour, allowing the flavors to blend adequately.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container in refrigerator up to two months, or use canning process for shelf life.

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<img src= border=0 alt=Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket> <br> <br>I'm a native Idahoan, but spent seven years in Kansas City before moving to Seattle five years ago. I work for a large international nonprofit in fundraising, but my true passion is cooking and baking. <br> <br>My dream in life would be to open my own delicatessen--I do not believe a sandwich to my standards can be found in Seattle. There are some good ones, but not the best. <br> <br>I am married to my best friend, Sean, who also acts as my personal sous chef in our kitchen. We have two cats, Jackson and T-Bone, and love to garden and play outside. We also love to trapse downtown to Pike Place Market and gather ingredients for a delicious meal. You can find anything there, but we especially love the fresh fish selection, of course the produce, the bread from Three Girl's Bakery, the sausages from Uli's, the cheeses from DiLaurenti's, and the hot donuts across the hall. YUM!
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