AMISH BARBECUE SAUCE: I was going through some papers in my office today (of which they are way too many...papers, not offices) and found a note from my Amish friend in the settlement of Inola, Oklahoma. I had read the note a month or so ago but inadvertently overlooked a recipe she included to share with all of you. Oklahoma is barbecue country and the Amish there definitely get in on the sweet/tangy delicacy. Amish barbecue sauces are generally of the tangy variety. I have seen Amish people use barbecue sauce on eggs, to dip French fries into, on sandwiches, and slathered on cheese. Really, the imagination is the limit when it comes to a good sauce! This sounds like a good recipe, although it is very sparse on instructions. I am typing it in below just as she wrote it, so you may have to experiment with the particulars of the instructions
- 4 cups catsup
- dash Worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 /2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 can tomato sauce
- Mix all together and spread onto hamburgers, other meats, and even sandwiches. Refrigerate.
4 cups of sugar (2 brown, 2 white)? Plus all the sugar that is in the ketchup? Holy cow that would be some sweet 'barbecue' sauce.
Yep, it would be sweet all right - there would also be a lot of it, about 2 quarts worth.
I think you'd want to put this in a saucepan and heat/stir it until the sugars dissolve.
No one said we were going to have a 'test', I didn't study!
I was also thinking you would want to cook it down a little until the sugars dissolved. I might try quartering the recipe and check it out. I assume the 2 cups of vinegar would get rid of some of the sweetness of all that sugar. Get some rest, Kevin. Thanks for the great recipes.
Sleep? What is that?:) You'll have to invite us over if you make that barbecue sauce!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I live not far from the Amish communities in this area. I have shopped at some of their bakeries and general stores.
I'd love to visit the Amish communities in Oklahoma someday...glad you have been able to visit there!