Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

Basic Barbecue Sauce

  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 Cups
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4 tablespoons butter

1 cup minced onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 cups tomato sauce


  1. In a saucepan set over moderate heat melt butter, add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add paprika, pepper, lemon juice, mustard and hot sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add vinegar and tomato sauce, bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes, or until thickened.;
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