Friday, March 10, 2017

Question for Mom

I have a recipe that calls for BBQ sauce, but I don’t have any.  Can you suggest a substitute? – Daryl W.

Make your own BBQ sauce.  It’s easy, although it’s only worth it if you already have most of the ingredients.
BBQ Sauce – makes about 4 cups – (adapted from “Help!My Apartment Has a Dining Room”
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil 
1 large or 2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped 
1 teaspoon chopped garlic 
2 cups ketchup 
3/4 cup cider vinegar 
1/2 cup lemon juice 
1/4 cup water 
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 
1/3 cup brown sugar 
2 tablespoons chili powder 
1 tablespoon celery seeds 
2 teaspoons ground cumin 
2 tablespoons butter 
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften.  Add the remaining ingredients, except the butter, and stir thoroughly. 
Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low.  Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the butter, stir and remove from the heat. 
Use immediately or refrigerate until needed.  This sauce will keep for several months.
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