Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's 'Mutha Sauce'

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's 'Mutha Sauce'
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From the popular restaurant chain Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, this mother hen of a sauce sure knows how to roost her chicks. It's featured throughout the restaurant's cookbook, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse, and is a classic barbecue sauce that will perfectly douse any dish you're making. 

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Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  vegetable oil
  • 1  Cup  minced onion
  • 1/2  Cup  minced green bell pepper
  • jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • Pinch of  each kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2  Tablespoons  minced garlic
  • One  28-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2  Cups  ketchup
  • 1  Cup  water
  • 3/4  Cups  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2  Cup  cider vinegar
  • 1/4  Cup  lemon juice
  • 1/4  Cup  molasses
  • 1/4  Cup  cayenne sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon  chili powder
  • 2  Teaspoons  coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1  Tablespoon  Liquid Smoke (optional)

Directions

Pour the oil into a large saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Toss in the onions, green peppers, and jalapeños and give them a stir. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until soft and golden. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Dump in everything else except the Liquid Smoke. Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Swirl in the Liquid Smoke and let the sauce cool. Pour it into a container, cover, and store in the fridge til ready to use.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
8g
9%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
52µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
363mg
24%
Water
31g
1%

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Sauce Cooking Tip

When reducing a sauces be sure to keep an eye out and not let it burn. For extra shine in your sauce, add a pat of butter at the end.