Smoky Sam's BBQ Sauce

Smoky Sam's BBQ Sauce
Yield: 6 cups Prep 20 mins Cook 2 hrs


  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped (2 cups)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), or to taste

Make It

1. Heat oil in large, heavy nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 minutes or until the onion is softened.

2. Stir in the tomatoes, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, chili powder, salt, liquid smoke, cumin and red pepper until well blended. Bring to boiling. Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours or until the mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. Toward the end of cooking, make sure to stir frequently so that the sauce doesnt scorch on the bottom of the saucepan.

3. Let the sauce cool slightly. Working in batches, spoon the sauce mixture into a blender or food processor. Whirl until pureed.

4. Transfer the sauce to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Let cool completely, uncovered. Then seal tightly.

5. Refrigerate the sauce for up to 2 weeks. Use in your favorite rib or grilled chicken recipe, or spoon over burgers, hot dogs or grilled fish. Makes 6 cups.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 58, Fat, total (g): 3, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 488, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.