I tried making half the recipe (just in case it was a disaster, I didn't want to have wasted a ton of ingredients). However, instead of halving the molasses, I used quarter of the amount recommended, and I think this was a good change. I used a generous amount of onion powder instead of the chopped onion and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (although I think I could have used 3/4 tsp and still be okay). I didn't have tomato juice but did have some tomato paste and used about a tablespoon of that. One reviewer suggested that the liquid smoke imparted a bitter taste, and I am inclined to agree; I used half a teaspoon but am not sure that it is even necessary. Next time I'd increase the brown sugar just a little. Very good. Will make again.
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I tried making half the recipe (just in case it was a disaster, I didn't want to have wasted a...