BBQ Sauce Recipe I posted this initially to figure out what to do with some extra tomatoes from the garden this year. Here's my recipe and I'm really happy how it turned out. Ingredients: About 7 to 10 pounds of tomatoes (Not exactly sure how much they weighed, but I had about 5 quarts to start with) 2 cups chopped onions 3 cloves garlic (I'll go 5 next time) Cut out the stems and any bad parts and quarter the tomatoes. Add to a big pot along with the chopped onions and garlic. Simmer for 30 minutes until the onions are translucent and soft. Use a strainer or sieve to remove all the stems, skins, seeds, etc. You just want the pulp and the juice. Add to the juice and pulp: 2 tsp coarse black pepper 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 2 T ground mustard 1 T paprika 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp Tabasco sauce 1/4 tsp ground allspice 1/2 cup molasses 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar *** 2 T liquid smoke*** Simmer for about 4 hours or until it reaches the thickness you want. Once you reach the desired thickness and you're ready to can, add the 2 T liquid smoke. Can in a water bath, fully submerged, for 30 minutes. This recipe made just over 4 pints. It was really interesting how the flavors changed throughout the 4 hours. It started off pretty gross, but once it thickened, it had great sweetness and quite a bite from the cayenne. Next time, I might cut back a little on the cayenne and Tabasco, but it really wasn't bad. Simmering 30 min with tomatoes, onions and garlic Getting the pulp and juice with the strainer Cooking down 4 hours. You can kinda see where I started Final product. I would think that if you wanted to use this as a starter, you could add various other ingredients like apples (maybe simmer along with the tomatoes) or mix in some root beer. I would think some cherry chutney would mix in really well, too. Of course, you could also add a little bourbon. This was my first time, but I'm really pleased with the final result. It's not smooth like store-bought. This is the real thing and the tomato pulp really adds a nice texture.