All recipes yield enough for four portions."

Traditional Barbecue Sauce I

Saute 1 chopped small; onion and 1 minced garlic clove
in 1 tablespoon of corn oil until softened.
Add 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar, 1/2 cup ketchup,
1 teaspoon each of brown mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and
and hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco), and the juice of 1/2 lemon.

Traditional Barbecue Sauce IV

Saute 1 grated medium onion, 2 minced garlic cloves,
and 1 (or 2) minced jalapeno chiles in 1 tablespoon corn oil until softened
Mix in 3/4 cup Ketchup, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
(such as Tabasco), and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.

Traditional Barbecue Sauce V

In a food processor or blender, chop 1 roasted and seeded
red bell pepper with 2 seeded jalapeno chiles and 3 garlic cloves and
1/2 cup chopped onion until evenly minced. Simmer with 2 tablespoons
cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon sugar,
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, and 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes for 10 minutes.
Season with plenty of salt and pepper.

Spicy Horseradish Barbecue sauce

Mix 1 cup ketchup with 1/2 cup hot salsa, 2 tablespoons hot mustard,
2 tablespoons prepared white horseradish, 2 tablespoons corn oil,
and salt and pepper to taste.

Chili Barbecue Sauce

Saute 1 chopped small onion and 3 minced pickled jalapeno chiles
with 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin,
and 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano in 1 tablespoon corn oil until softened.
Add 1 cup tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.

Hickory Orange Barbecue Sauce

In a small skillet, cook 2 finely chopped hickory-smoked
bacon slices until crisp. Add 1 chopped small onion and cook until softened.
Mix in 1 cup orange juice, 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons
light brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons orange marmalade. Salt and pepper to taste.

Easy Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Mix 1/3 cup Dijon-style mustard with 1 teaspoon minced garlic. 2 tablespoons olive oil,
1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.

Mustard Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Mix 1/4 cup brown mustard with 2 tablespoons peanut oil, 2 teaspoons lemon juice,
and 1 tablespoon molasses.

Italian Grill Sauce

In a small skillet, combine 4 minced garlic cloves, a crumbled bay leaf,
a pinch of dried oregano, and 1/3 cup olive oil. Heat gently until the oil is warm.
Remove from heat, and add the juice of a large lemon, and salt and pepper to taste.

Chinese Chili Sauce

Mix 1/4 cup peanut oil with 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, 1 tablespoon
Chinese Chili Paste With Garlic, 1 teaspoon honey, and 2 tablespoons soy sauce.

DISCLAIMER: These recipes are the inventions of Andrew Schloss and in no way do I lay claim to any of them. I have re-printed only a few here---Mr. Schloss' most recent book is "Cooking With Three Ingredients" (Harper-Collins)

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