Recipe courtesy of Chuck Frommer

Coyote Bait Spicy Flavored BBQ Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 3 1/2 quarts
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4 tablespoons olive oil

1 large yellow onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic

Two 29-ounce cans tomato puree

2 cups red wine vinegar

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup molasses

1/2 cup hickory flavored liquid smoke

5 tablespoons Coyote Bait Hickory Flavored Campfire Seasoning, recipe follows

2 tablespoons crushed red pepper, optional

2 tablespoons lemon juice concentrate, such as ReaLemon from concentrate

Coyote Bait Hickory Flavored Campfire Seasoning:

1 cup table salt

1 teaspoon hickory flavored liquid smoke

3/4 cup ground black pepper

3/4 cup granulated sugar

5 tablespoons granulated garlic

5 tablespoons powdered mustard

4 tablespoons granulated onion

4 tablespoons ground paprika

1 tablespoon flavor enhancer seasoning, such as Accent

1 tablespoon ground red pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onions and garlic, stirring occasionally, until the onions become translucent, about 7 minutes. Do not brown or caramelize the onions. Add the tomato puree. While mixing the puree with the onion mixture, stir in the vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Fold in the sugar and molasses using a wooden spoon. Stir from the bottom of the saucepan in an upward motion to prevent the sugar from scorching or sticking to the pan. Cook until the sugar and molasses have liquefied, about 10 minutes. Thoroughly mix in the liquid smoke and Coyote Bait Hickory Flavored Campfire Seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper if using and the lemon juice. Reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally, about 15 minutes. The sauce is done when the pigment has darkened and bubbles have formed at the surface.

Coyote Bait Hickory Flavored Campfire Seasoning:

  1. Combine the salt and liquid smoke with a whisk in a large mixing bowl. Blend until there are no clumps. Add the black pepper, sugar, garlic, mustard, onion, paprika, flavor enhancer seasoning and ground red pepper. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Place the seasoning in a 1-quart storage container with the lid tightly sealed. 
  2. Yield: 3 3/4 cups.