Tony’s BBQ Sauce


Tony’s BBQ Sauce
 
by Tony Gemignani, World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Owner
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Recipe type: sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup bourbon or St. Germaine Liqueur
  • 2 ounces liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 #10 can ketchup
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 8 ounces local honey, dark agave nectar, or sweet sorghum syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ cup grape jelly (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoon white pepper (depending on how hot you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4-6 ounces cane sugar syrup (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large, deep sauce pan or saucepot set over medium heat, sauté the onions using a light amount of olive oil.
  2. Carefully burn off the alcohol, add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently for 1 hour.

 

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