Basic Barbecue Dipping Sauce

Makes 2 cups of sauce.

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup sliced onions
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 ounces water

Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat. Strain out the onions, then let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.

This recipe appeared in Our State’s April 2006 issue.

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