Apple City Barbecue Sauce
I'm always looking for different BBQ sauces. Give this one a try !
  1. 1 cup ketchup (I use Hunt's)
  2. 2/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  3. 1/2 cup apple juice or cider
  4. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  5. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  6. 1/4 cup soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
  7. 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  8. 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  10. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  11. 1/3 cup bacon bits, ground in a spice grinder
  12. 1/3 cup peeled and grated apple
  13. 1/3 cup grated onion
  14. 2 teaspoons grated green bell pepper
  1. Combine the ketchup, rice vinegar, apple juice or cider, cider vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, white pepper, cayenne, and bacon bits in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in the apple, onion, and bell pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Stir it often.
  3. Allow to cool, then pour into sterilized glass bottles. A glass jar that used to contain mayonnaise or juice works real well. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
  1. To make this sauce a little hotter, add more cayenne pepper to taste, approximately another 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon. Be careful; a little cayenne goes a long way.
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