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Best of the West Barbecue Sauce


This sauce has been around for so long that its origin has disappeared into the sunset. It can be used for many things.


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups catsup
  • 1 1/2 cups bottled water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup Mexican lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup pancake syrup


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Simmer slowly for at least 2 hours uncovered. Sauce will become bitter if cooked with a lid.

Yield: about 4 cups


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