Barberton Style Hot Sauce
Barberton, OH is the next town over, and is known for it's chicken dinner restaurants. They were even on Food Network a few years ago.
The fried chicken is calorie laden, but the Hot Sauce is delicious! My family is Serbian and Slovenian, and this is my version of the Hot Sauce recipe.
If you like hot, spicy dishes, I hope you try and enjoy it!
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- 2 t. crisco vegetable shortening
- 1 c. spanish onion
- 1/4 c. celery
- 1/2 green bell pepper (optional)
- 1 28oz. can whole tomatoes
- 1+ 6 oz. can tomato juice
- 1 t. red pepper flakes
- 1 t. granulated sugar
- 1/4 t. salt
- 1/4 t/ fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 to 1/3 c. long grain white rice (uncooked)
Add 1 about 4 to 6 oz. of the tomato juice. Stir until all is distributed evenly.
TURN HEAT DOWN TO THE LOWEST SETTING.
COVER pan and continue cooking on SIMMER for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
ADD rice to your pan of and stir to distribute evenly throughout tomato & onion sauce mixture.
Allow to SIMMER for about 15 more minutes until rice has cooked and absorbed most of the liquid.
TASTE & adjust seasonings to your taste. Add more tomato juice, as needed.
As for me, the hotter (spicier) it is, the better I like it...