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Spicy Homemade Barbecue Sauce With Molasses

 This hot and spicy barbecue sauce is a simple combination of ingredients you probably have in your pantry. It's nicely sweetened with molasses, and the hot sauce gives it some pleasant heat.

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  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Texas Pete's or Frank's
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes About 2 Cups


 Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until thickened and slightly reduced, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Note: To lessen the mess as the sauce cooks, I recommend a splatter shield or deep saucepan for this recipe. 

Makes about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce.

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