St. Louis Barbecue Sauce

St. Louis Barbecue Sauce is thinner and has more of a tangy flavor than its Kansas City cousin. Being at the crossroads St. Louis style barbecue has many influences, so there are a number of ways of making this style sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 20 minutes / Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 cups

2 cups/475 mL ketchup
1/2 cup/120 mL water
1/3 cup/80 mL apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup/80 mL brown sugar
2 tablespoons/30 mL yellow mustard
1 tablespoon/15 mL onion powder
1 tablespoon/15 mL garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cayenne

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat. Stirring occasionally and simmer for 20 minutes. Sauce should be thin, but not watery. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. Sauce is better if allow to sit for a day.

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