I actually stayed almost on track while preparing this recipe. I'm known for doing my own thing most of the time. However, I only used 2 T brown sugar (not a big fan of sweet BBQ), used 4 T ketchup, went with 1 T red wine vinegar and 1 T white vinegar, since it wasn't specified, squeezed in 1 half lime instead of the lemon juice, yellow mustard over dried mustard (didn't have any), and added about a half cup of onion flakes to help absorb some of the excess liquid other people mentioned.
Ok ok, so I did get way off track, but we were still driving down the same highway.
Having never made my own BBQ sauce before, I'd have to say I was somewhat pleased. However, I have eaten many a good BBQ in my lifetime, and this doesn't quite measure up no matter how perfectly you follow the recipe or how far off you get.
There wasn't much zip to it. As mentioned, it wasn't thick enough to make itself known, and when you're using ketchup as your tomato base, you know you can do better.
Now, if you want something fairly simple and easy to make, this is a good choice. If you want to impress, keep looking.
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Jan. 15, 2004