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Savory Herb Barbecue Sauce

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  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Red onion 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Celery seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, coarsely cracked
  Beef stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed dark brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Kitchen bouquet 1 Tablespoon
  Liquid smoke 1 Tablespoon
  Prepared mustard 1 Tablespoon

1) Combine together the oil and onion in a saucepan placed over moderate heat.
2) Saute till the vegetables are tender. This takes about 5 minutes.
3) Add the red pepper flakes, garlic, basil, oregano, cumin, thyme, celery seeds and cloves. Cook the mixture for about 1 minute.
4) Add the dry mustard, chili, salt and pepper and cook for another minute.
5) Pour in the entire stock and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring.
6) Add the tomato paste, tomato sauce, molasses and brown sugar and stir well.
6) Add in the Worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet, cider vinegar and liquid smoke. Bring the mixture to a boil once again, frequently stirring.
7) Reduce the heat to low and gently simmer, occasionally stirring, till the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon and has also reduced to about 3 cups. This takes about 60 minutes. Ensure that there is no burning of the sauce.

8) Serve as preferred.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 704 Calories from Fat 171

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.3%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g14%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3641.5 mg151.7%

Total Carbohydrates 118 g39.3%

Dietary Fiber 17.9 g71.4%

Sugars 79.3 g

Protein 25 g49.8%

Vitamin A 120.4% Vitamin C 156.4%

Calcium 30.5% Iron 74.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Savory Herb Barbecue Sauce Recipe