BBQ for Memorial Day!

What are your plans this weekend?  Will you be cooking out?  If you do, try my Smoked Mac and Cheese to go with your favorite recipes, whether it is burgers, ribs, or your favorite pulled pork recipes.

Include this, our favorite BBQ sauce, with your menu and it will be a crowd-pleaser.  Our peeps love it and request it every time we cook out.  I found this one a while back in a magazine, gave it a try, and have been making it ever since.

Tennessee-style Barbecue Sauce

1 cup ketchup

One 8-ounce can tomato sauce

1 cup packed light brown sugar (I use splenda)

1 cup apple-cider vinegar

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp paprika (I like to use Smoked Paprika)

1 1/2 tsp. onion salt

1 tsp dry mustard

 1 to 2 tsps hot pepper sauce (use your favorite-Tabasco, Louisiana, Red Hot, etc)

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.  Cook and stir over low heat until the sugar melts and the ingredients are blended.  Simmer for about 10 minutes on lowest heat.  Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.  Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

And a BIG THANK YOU for all those who have served in the Military in the past, present, and will serve in the future!  Happy Memorial Day!

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