Thursday, June 20, 2013

Barbecue sauce

  1. Recipe from Mel's Kitchen 
This is the best! We fell in love. Won't buy bottled sauce ever again. 

  1. 2 cups ketchup
  2. 2 cups tomato sauce
  3. 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  4. 1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
  5. 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
  6. 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  7. 4 teaspoons hickory flavored liquid smoke
  8. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  10. 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  11. 1 teaspoon paprika
  12. 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  13. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  14. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  15. 1 teaspoon salt
  16. 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

  17. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, mix together all the wet ingredients and then add the seasonings. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken as it simmers (and then as it cools). I try to plan ahead and simmer for at least an hour. Use the sauce to brush onto meats the last ten minutes of grilling or for any other recipe where barbecue sauce is used. Once cooled, the sauce can be frozen. Thaw in the refrigerator and use as needed.

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