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Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce created by DuChick

I have made this for years, with a little tweak here and there and finally think I have it perfected. It has just enough bite from the vinegar, but a subtle sweetness too. I make quadruple batches and store it in old mayo jars in my garage fridge for quick meals. The longer you simmer it, the better it gets!

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directions

  • Melt butter in a large stewpot over med-high heat.
  • When the bubbling subsides add the onions all at once.
  • Sprinkle with the salt and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring often, until golden.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Add the syrup, molasses, vinegar and catsup. (At this point I use a hand blender to puree the onions, but this is optional).
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to med-low.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and continue to simmer until thick and bubbly, at least 30 minutes. The longer you simmer it, the better it will be.
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"I have made this for years, with a little tweak here and there and finally think I have it perfected. It has just enough bite from the vinegar, but a subtle sweetness too. I make quadruple batches and store it in old mayo jars in my garage fridge for quick meals. The longer you simmer it, the better it gets!"
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  1. DuChick
    Awesome BBQ sauce! I totally trusted you as I prepared all of the ingredients for this recipe...many I'd never used in a barbeque sauce before. It all came together to produce a wonderful, aromatic, thick sauce that I brushed over a rack of ribs on the grill. I've used some of the leftover sauce on chicken and it's just as good! We will enjoy this again! MERP'd for Fall PAC '12.
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  2. DuChick
    Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Created by DuChick
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  3. NanciY
    I have made this for years, with a little tweak here and there and finally think I have it perfected. It has just enough bite from the vinegar, but a subtle sweetness too. I make quadruple batches and store it in old mayo jars in my garage fridge for quick meals. The longer you simmer it, the better it gets!
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