BBQ Sauce

This is a great sauce for all kinds of meat and is also good with veggies. I like it with the country ribs listed elsewhere. It’ll keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup (avoid high fructose corn syrup)
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (Pearl River is excellent)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T dry mustard (can substitute dijon)
  • heat, your favorite, to taste (e.g., hot sauce, cayenne powder)
  • 1-2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic

Finely chop together the ginger and garlic or grate the ginger and mash the garlic. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together all the above ingredients. Simmer, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and add 1-2 tsp lemon juice or several thin slices of lemon.