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Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Home Made Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce – Add a “kick” to your BBQ Food

Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 35 min. Produces1-1/2 cups

Ingredients You’ll Need – Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe.

  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons of chili powder (change the amount to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/3 cup of molasses
  • 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce

Get Busy!

  • Use a small pot or saucepan, saute the onions in oil until tender. 
  • Add the garlic; cook for about 1 minute, then add and stir the chili powder, cayenne, and pepper; after adding the powders, ( feel free to test the mix and adjust to taste ) boil the mix for an additional minute.
  • Add in the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and pepper sauce, then stir the mixture well.
  •  Bring the mix to a boil and stir well. 
  • Reduce heat to simmer and uncovered the saucepan for 30-40 minutes or until the sauce reaches the wanted density. 
  • After the sauce reaches an adequate thickness, let it cool down for 15 minutes.
  • Now, let’s pour the sauce into a clean container through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • You can now trash the vegetables and seasonings left in the strainer and store the sauce in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
  •  This sauce should last for about a month if place in an good container. Use as a basting brush to apply sauce to grilled meats.

Nutrition Facts ( Estimated )

2 tablespoons:

  • 68 calories
  • 1 g fat (0 saturated fat)
  • 0 cholesterol
  • 325 mg sodium
  • 14 g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber)
  • 0 protein


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