High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is on our naughty list. At The New Deli, we started making this version of BBQ sauce, made with tomato paste. Ketchup can be a handy base, but it also contains HFCS. We love this recipe! Makes 2 quarts.
- 1/2 c. olive oil
- 2 c. chopped onion
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 c. chili blend or powder
- 1 TBS. salt
- 1 3/4 c. white vinegar
- 12 oz. can tomato paste
- 1/2 Tbs. “Liquid Smoke”
- 1 c. water (or thin as desired)
Sauté the following until soft in skillet: > 1/2 c. olive oil > 2 c. chopped onion > 3 cloves chopped garlic
When above is very soft, add the following, boiling 20 to 30 minutes: > 2 c. brown sugar > 1 c. Worcestershire sauce > 1/4 c. chili blend or powder > 3 c. white vinegar
To boiled mixture, stir in the following: > 12 oz. can tomato paste > 1/2 Tbs. “Liquid Smoke”
Put up into pint or quart jars.