Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. 

Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV
Recipe courtesy of The Kitchen

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



  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.