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Traditional Barbecue Sauce

Yield Makes about 4 cups. (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons ground dried ancho chiles (or regular chili powder)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Herb spice rub
  • 1 cup meat juices or beef broth
  • salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 30
  • caloriesfromfat 3 %
  • protein 0.3 g
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 7.5 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • sodium 113 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pan, combine ketchup, molasses, granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cider vinegar, Worcestershire, ground dried ancho chiles (or regular chili powder), ground ginger, and the herb spice rub. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick and reduced to about 3 cups and flavors are well blended, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Add meat juices (supplement with beef broth if you have less than 1 cup, or use all beef broth) and salt to taste. Serve warm or cool.

  3. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.