Apple City Barbecue Sauce


prep 0:15       total 0:35


3 cups



1 cup ketchup (I use Hunt's)
2/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup apple juice or
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce or
Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/3 cup bacon bits, ground in a spice grinder
1/3 cup peeled and grated apple
1/3 cup grated onion
2 tsp. grated green bell pepper


Combine the ketchup, rice vinegar, apple juice or cider, cider vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, white pepper, cayenne, and bacon bits in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the apple, onion, and bell pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Stir it often. Allow to cool, then pour into sterilized glass bottles. A glass jar that used to contain mayonnaise or juice works real well. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Author's Comments

Excerpt from the book &lt;a href=&quot;<a rel="external" href=";amp;link_code=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;tag=foodgeekscom-20&amp;amp;creative=9325&quot;&gt;Peace">;amp;link_code=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;tag=foodgeekscom-20&amp;amp;creative=9325&quot;&gt;Peace</a>, Love, &amp; Barbecue : Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue&lt;/a&gt;, by Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe<br />
Published by Rodale; June 2005;$19.95US/$28.95CAN; 1-59486-109-9<br />
Copyright © 2005 Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe

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ryansnyder reviewed Apple City Barbecue Sauce on June 18, 2005

This was delicious. I coated two racks of pork spare ribs, and everyone commented how the sauce was finger-licking good. Definitely a keeper.