Basic Barbecue Sauce

Use this recipe to slather on some flavor to your favorite grilled foods.

by Dani Yokhna
Barbecue sauce
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  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. molasses
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke

Warm olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan, then add onion and cook until translucent. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, until thick. Pour into a sterilized glass jar and store in the refrigerator, where it will keep for one to two months.

Makes about 2½ cups.

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