Keith’s Dippin BBQ Sauce

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Summertime is BBQ time. I have my smoker fired up with pork-ribs and chicken wings as I write this and all I need now is BBQ sauce.

I have two recipes for BBQ sauce, and both of them are tomato-based. One is for cooking over hot coals (I’ll share that one later) and the other is for the table. Mix up a batch and drench your favorite meat with it– I promise you’ll be glad you did!

1 Cup molasses
1 Cup ketchup
1/2 Cup diced yellow onion
1/4 Cup Coca-Cola (do NOT sub with any other cola)
2 T lemon juice
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T garlic powder
1 t fresh, ground black pepper
1 t ground chili
2 t liquid smoke (optional)

Combine onion, lemon juice, Coke, and Worcestershire in a blender and puree until  the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps of onions. Add remaining ingredients and blend until combined. Pour out and enjoy. Refrigerate any leftovers.