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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

BBQ Sauce


2 Tbl Bacon Fat

2 Tbl dehydrated onion

2 tsp fresh garlic, minced

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

2 cups chicken stock

1 quart ketchup

1 1/2 Tbl black pepper, freshly ground

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 Tbl dry mustard

2 Tbl Lemon Juice

1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup cider vinegar


Preheat oven to 300.

In a 3-quart Dutch oven, heat the bacon fat over low heat. Add the dehydrated onion and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients and place the sauce in the oven. Bake for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.

Use to baste ribs during the last hour of cooking, or serve on the side.

Yield: 8-10 servings

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