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3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 bay leaf
28 ounces ketchup
1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke
6 tablespoons pineapple juice concentrate

Mix all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, check for a balance between sweet and sour. If it is too sweet, add a little more vinegar. If it is too sour, add a little more brown sugar. Add cayenne if more spice is desired and add salt to taste.

Servings: 24. Serving size: 1/4 cup. Per serving: 92 calories, 0.8 g protein, 0.1 g fat, 23.8 g carbohydrates, 0.3 g dietary fiber, 519 mg sodium, 22.5 g sugars

Steve Wright, Nueces Electric Cooperative

November 2011 Recipe Contest