RecipeReview Taste of Home Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce


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If you like a little heat in your barbecue sauce, you'll enjoy this recipe. I used only 1 teaspoon of chili powder when I made it and skipped the straining step. This would be good on beef, chicken, or pork.

Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup molasses
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in the chili powder, cayenne and pepper; cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Cool for 15 minutes.

Strain sauce through a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl, discarding vegetables and seasonings. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Use as a basting sauce for grilled meats. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

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