Mom's Best Barbeque Sauce

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1/4 c cider vinegar
1/2 c water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp prepared mustard
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 peeled and thinly sliced medium onion (i sometimes use 1 tbsp. dried, minced onion instead)
1/4 c butter
1/2 c tomato catsup
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp liquid smoke flavoring (optional)

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Debby Nelson Recipe
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Newport News, VA (pop. 180,719)
Member Since Jan 2012
Debby's notes for this recipe:
This sauce is really good on ribs or chicken. I don't like liquid smoke myself so I never add it to the sauce. It keeps really well in the fridge for a long time.

Similar to Kansas City BBQ sauce - spicy and a bit sweet.

You can adjust the heat to your taste by increasing or decreasing the amount of cayenne pepper.
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Mix first 10 ingredients in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and heat to boiling.
Can be cooled and kept in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks until ready to use.

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user carl stites cstites443 - Mar 31, 2012
good morning everyone,i,am still checking all this out and having fun doing it
user Debby Nelson annazzassi - Mar 31, 2012
God morning Carl! So much to discover on this site. Enjoy the adventure!
user Debby Nelson annazzassi - Feb 6, 2013
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