Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

“I have made this for years, with a little tweak here and there and finally think I have it perfected. It has just enough bite from the vinegar, but a subtle sweetness too. I make quadruple batches and store it in old mayo jars in my garage fridge for quick meals. The longer you simmer it, the better it gets!”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
8 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large stewpot over med-high heat.
  2. When the bubbling subsides add the onions all at once.
  3. Sprinkle with the salt and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring often, until golden.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  5. Add the syrup, molasses, vinegar and catsup. (At this point I use a hand blender to puree the onions, but this is optional).
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to med-low.
  7. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to simmer until thick and bubbly, at least 30 minutes. The longer you simmer it, the better it will be.

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