The Best Barbecue Sauce

This recipe comes to us courtesy of the "Spice of Life Cookbook" by Treva Davis (no longer in print).

Yield: Makes 9 Cups

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The Best Barbecue Sauce Recipe

  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 30 ounces no salt tomato sauce
  • 1 cup no salt catsup
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder, no salt added
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsely
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated green and red bell peppers
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Preparation Instructions

Grind dehydrated green and red bell peppers in a blender until finely ground.

Add canola oil to a 5 quart Dutch oven and saute onion unti limp. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low 20-30 minutes until onion is tender and sauce has thickened.

Store in jars in the refrigerator, freeze or can.

Yield: Makes 9 Cups

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