Phoenix brand championship barbecue sauce

Yield: 4 Cups

Measure Ingredient
½ large Onion, minced
4 eaches Cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup Whiskey
2 cups Ketchup
⅓ cup Vinegar
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
½ cup Packed brown sugar
¾ cup Molasses
½ teaspoon Black pepper
½ tablespoon Salt
¼ cup Tomato paste
2 To 3 tb liquid smoke
⅓ teaspoon Hot sauce, or to taste

Combine onion, garlic and whiskey in a 3-quart saucepan. Saute until onion and garlic are translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and light mixture; flame for 20 seconds. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then turn down mixture to a medium simmer. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Run sauce through a medium strainer to remove onion and garlic bits if you prefer a smoother sauce.

Make 4 cups.

Note: This sauce gets better with age. If time permits, keep it in the refrigerator a day or so to develop a deeper, richer taste.

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