Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce (Texas Style)

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
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4 slices bacon, chopped

1/2 cup finely diced onions

2 cloves garlic, minced 

One 6-ounce can tomato paste 

1 cup beef stock 

1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar 

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 

1 teaspoon ground cumin 

1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 


  1. In a medium pot, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain, then eat the bacon as a snack.
  2. Add the onions to the pot with the bacon grease and cook over medium-low heat until the onions start to caramelize, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring occasionally, another 3 minutes. Whisk in the stock, sugar, vinegar, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Let cool to room temperature before using. This sauce is great on brisket or beef ribs.

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