So, you may be thinking about becoming a barbecue judge ... or perhaps you just want to know what it is that the judges are looking for (and tasting) when judging great barbecue. Who are the table captains? And what do they do? Who officiates the contests? Overcooked? Under cooked? Too Salty? Too flat tasting? Mushy? Tough? and many more.
Want to try something a little different, yet filled with wonderful fruit flavors. Well, the base of this recipe is a good quality of Root Beer. They are not all made the same, so try to find a really good root beer for your recipe. The rest is easy and it will come out great!
1 cup root beer
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon mild-flavored (light) molasses
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
This is so simple! Simply combine all of the above ingredients in heavy medium sized saucepan. Slowly bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally so as to not let the sugars and tomatoes products burn. Reduce your heat to a medium-low temperature and allow to simmer until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. This should take approximately 20 minutes. If you would like, season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate.This item can be made 2 weeks ahead, if keep refrigerated.
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