West Tennessee Thick and Sticky BBQ Sauce

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“In 'Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen'”
1hr 25mins
3 pints

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until soft and golden.
  3. Add the garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute more.
  4. Pour in the ketchup; then rinse the bottle with water to capture the remaining ketchup and add it to the pan, stirring to mix.
  5. Add the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper; stir to mix.
  6. Squeeze the lemon juice into the sauce, add the squeezed halves, and stir.
  7. Bring the sauce to a low boil, decrease the heat to a simmer, and cook for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and reduces slightly.
  8. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly, and remove and discard the lemon halves.
  9. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use, or for up to 3 weeks.

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