If you watched The Frugal Gourmet on PBS years ago when his show was the best, you may have seen Jeff Smith make this barbecue sauce. It's a very old recipe (not one of his originally) and it makes a great pork or beef rib marinade. If I recall correctly, Jeff Smith said an old woman who ran a hotel in Chicago gave him the recipe. Anyway, it will keep for a long time, stored in the refrigerator. Another great use for this blend is as a Bloody Mary base -- see directions below. This sauce is much thinner than most barbecue sauces and the recipe makes a LOT as listed! Enjoy. big pat.