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Barbecue Sauce, Red (P, TNT)
Source: "Sacramental Magic In A Small Town Cafe," by Brother Juniper
Serves: varies Yield: 10 cups

2 cans (28 oz. each) tomato puree
8 cloves garlic, pressed
1 medium onion, diced
4-1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups red wine vinegar
5 tablespoons Worcestershire (click here for veggie version) or soy sauce
5 tablespoons liquid smoke
3/4 cup light molasses
1/2 cup Brother Juniper's Chile Peppermash (in archive, click for recipe) OR
4 tablespoons red pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients, except lemon juice, in a large pot and bring to a boil.

Simmer for 10 minutes, turn off the heat, then add the lemon juice. Use more peppermash or hot sauce to increase the heat if desired. Store in refrigerator; it will keep indefinitely.

Poster's Notes:
I have a delightful book entitled "Sacramental Magic in a Small Town Cafe." It's by a lay monk (whatever the $#O%Q!$I that means) from an order that apparently changes affiliation from time to time. He doesn't preach and his recipes are marvelous. However, his barbecue sauce recipe calls for an ingredient that is prepared by a recipe earlier in the book, and THAT recipe is half as long as the sauce recipe. Be warned that the Chile Mash sounds thermonuclear. I mean, it's got a warning not to store it in metal!

Posted by Gypsy/Phyllis Wilson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A