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Memphis-Style BBQ Sauce

45 Mins


2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

1 Small Onion, finely chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

2 Cups Tomato Sauce

1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar

1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar

1/3 Cup Molasses

3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons Yellow Mustard

1 Teaspoon Louisiana Hot Sauce

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Serves: 10-12


Step 1

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Step 2

Add tomato sauce, cider vinegar, rice vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, and cayenne and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Transfer sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, transfer to a jar and store in refrigerator for up to a month.

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