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Sweet, Spicy, Smoky BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

Once you realize how easy it is to make really good barbecue sauce at home, you might never buy bottled again!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • to ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine everything except the salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add salt to taste and set aside to cool.