Tony Roma's Red Hot Barbecue Sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 cup vinegar
½ cup dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons molasses
½ teaspoon finely diced red bell pepper
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon Tabasco
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan over high heat. Use a whisk to blend the ingredients until smooth.
When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30–45 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
Remove it from the heat. If you want a thicker sauce, cook it longer. If you make the sauce too thick; thin it with more vinegar.