Russell Street's Classic Barbecue Sauce

Russell Street's Classic Barbecue Sauce

Makes about 3 cups

3 cups ketchup

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1  1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 cup water

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/3 cup beer

1  1/2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce

1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce

2 teaspoons liquid smoke

1  1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon dry mustard

1  1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic

1  1/2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon celery salt

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

In a heavy medium saucepan, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1 cup water, cider vinegar, beer, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, chili powder, dry mustard, granulated garlic, onion powder, celery salt, allspice, and cloves. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to very low.

Simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce is deeply flavored and has a nice thick consistency, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Remove from the heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

This recipe from the Oregonian newspaper, 22-May-07. Credit Diane Santucci, Russel Street Bar-B-Que.