Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce

Drizzle this sweet and spicy sauce over open-faced barbecue sandwiches or use as a basting sauce for grilled poultry or pork.
Makes about 1 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)


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3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire
1/4 cup raisins
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne


In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan, combine 3/4 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup Worcestershire, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat so mixture barely simmers and cook, uncovered, stirring often, until sauce is thick and reduced to 1 cup, 25 to 30 minutes. Whirl mixture in a blender until smooth. Serve warm or cool. Chill airtight up to 2 weeks.

Created date

June 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 27
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Protein 0.5 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 6.8 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 175 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg