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Basic Barbecue Sauce


From EatingWell:  July/August 1994

Bottled barbecue sauces are often loaded with sodium and high-fructose corn syrup. In ours, strong coffee balances the sweetness of molasses and orange juice while the chiles and hot sauce provide subtle heat.

About 2 cups | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Combine coffee, ketchup, molasses, orange juice, vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard and chiles in a medium heavy saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool and discard the chiles. Add hot sauce to taste.


Per tablespoon : 16 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 4 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 94 mg Sodium; 75 mg Potassium

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