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Townline BBQ Sauce (Makes 3 quarts)

Copyright 2012, Chef Joseph Realmuto, All Rights Reserved


Photo: Quentin Bacon

¼ pound butter
½ cup minced garlic
¾ cup minced onion
2 lemons, zested and chopped (zest only)
5 tablespoons lemon juice
4 1/3 cups ketchup
1 cup tomato juice
¾ cup light brown sugar
6 tablespoons molasses
8 tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
½ cup chili powder
4 tablespoons white vinegar
1½ tablespoons chipotle puree
3 cups water
Pinch of salt

In a heavy bottom 5 quart sauce pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently not to burn. Remove from the heat and cool.