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Homemade BBQ Sauce

This sauce is used in the recipe for Backyard Barbecued Chicken.

  • yield: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cane syrup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or more to taste

Cook's Note

Any unused sauce can be stored in an airtight nonreactive container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add all the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and the flavors have married, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.