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Barbecue Sauce


2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, peeled, finely chopped
2 cups tomato ketchup
1 cup water
¼ cup tomato paste (salt-free)
¼ cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon chili powder (heat level to taste)
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1½ teaspoons dry mustard
1–2 teaspoons liquid smoke (to taste)
½–1 teaspoon hot sauce such as Tabasco®


Melt the butter in a Cuisinart® 3¾-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat until softened and opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes – do not brown. Add ketchup, water, tomato paste, vinegar, molasses, honey, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, horseradish, chili powder, instant espresso, and dry mustard. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered over low heat, about 50 to 60 minutes. Stir in liquid smoke and hot sauce to taste.
Cool and refrigerate in a covered container until ready to use. May also be frozen.

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Makes 4 cups

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup): Calories 127 (7% from fat) • carb. 29g • pro. 2g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 1g • sod. 988mg • calc. 79mg • fiber 1g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
3.5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

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