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kate's home-made bbq sauce

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I started off with some ripe tomatoes from my garden, expecting to make Stewed Tomatoes...instead, they wanted to be Barbecue Sauce. This recipe packs some heat, but it's still sweet.

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prep time 1 Hr
cook time 3 Hr

Ingredients For kate's home-made bbq sauce

  • 2 can
    stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can
    chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 12
    whole, dried cloves
  • 3-4 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    allspice, ground or 4 whole
  • 2-3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    blackstrap molasses or honey
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder

How To Make kate's home-made bbq sauce

  • 1
    Take the stewed tomatoes, and cook them down (over medium heat) until they release most of their liquid in a large sauce pan (or dutch oven), remove solids and return liquids to pan.
  • 2
    Add chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (if you prefer less heat in your sauce, use 1/4-1/2 can). Continue to simmer, adding spices.
  • 3
    Slowly add sugar and honey/molasses stirring occasionally.
  • 4
    Simmer sauce over low to medium heat for as long as necessary to thicken to a sauce, allowing extra liquids to cook off.
  • 5
    Store refrigerated until use.

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