This recipe is definitely a family original. It’s incredibly simple to make: there is no complicated preparation, simply mix the ingredients and cook until delicious. I chose to make the sauce in my slow cooker rather than in a saucepan, and to incorporate a good-sized chunk of beef at the same time. The resulting pulled beef was excellent: spicy, sweet, and just a bit smoky. I recommend this as an all-purpose barbecue sauce which should match well with nearly any meat. Next time, I’m serving it with smoked Polish sausage. Yum…. :)
- 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1/2 medium onion, grated
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 teaspoon paprika
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan or slow cooker.
Cook the sauce over low heat for several hours until thick and delicious.
Makes 16 ounces barbecue sauce.
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