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Homemade Barbeque Sauce

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  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce can adjust to taste or omit
  • 1 cup sweet onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Cook onion in melted butter until clear, slowly stir in liquid ingredients, adding dry at the end. Bring to a boil for about 15 minutes, stirring continuously. Use in place of any BBQ sauce.


Substitutions: Tomato sauce can be replaced with homemade catsup, bottled ketchup, or for a real kick chili sauce. The hot sauce can be any type you want, Asian hot chili sauce, Tabasco, Chipotle, whatever you like.
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