Bertha DeBlues BBQ Sauce

Bertha DeBlues BBQ Sauce

Ingredients
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp Medium Chili Powder
1/2 tsp mild yellow mustard powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 to 1/4 tsp hickory smoke flavoring*
1 1/4 cup ketchup (perferably Hunt’s)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup waterNotes
*Hickory smoke flavoring is strong, so use it sparingly; start with 1/8 tsp and add more while cooking if more smoke flavor is desired. In place of the dry smoke flavoring you can use 3/4 tsp liquid smoke (or more to taste0; add it to the liquid ingredients.

Directions
Combine dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine ketchup, vinegar, and water. Add dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly to combine. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for about 15 min. Remove from heat and let cool completely before serving.

Serving Suggestions
Use as a dipping or basting sauce with your favorite BBQ fare.

Yields
2+ cups

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