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.

Yield: Makes about 1 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 27
  • Calories from fat: 3%
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.8g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 175mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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


  1. 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.
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