This recipe has been passed down by word of mouth in our fire station for years! It is fabulous and you can control how hot it is by how much red pepper you add. Please note that the longer it sits, the hotter it gets! Great on chicken, pork, and just about anything you can think of. Try it on a cracker with a slice of cheese!

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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Pour ketchup into a large saucepan. Pour vinegar into the ketchup bottle, shake to loosen any remaining ketchup, and pour into the saucepan. Save the bottle, and clean. Stir in the brown sugar, butter, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat until almost boiling, but do not boil. For convenience, refrigerate leftover sauce in the clean ketchup bottle.

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Nutrition Facts

62 calories; 1.6 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 249 mg sodium. 12.3 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2008
This is very good and it makes a lot. Great for some not so great for me seeing as I live alone! Easy to make. I found it tasted much better the next day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2010
It isn't bad. It tastes like very spicy ketchup. I had to thicken it up with cornstarch and add some liquid smoke to it. Just wasn't really a BBQ sauce to me. Read More
(5)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2008
This is very good and it makes a lot. Great for some not so great for me seeing as I live alone! Easy to make. I found it tasted much better the next day. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2008
This is very good and it makes a lot. Great for some not so great for me seeing as I live alone! Easy to make. I found it tasted much better the next day. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2006
This recipe is a good start. Very easy and okay in flavor - but a little sweet for us. I didn't have cider vinegar - so used white vinegar. Added a little more vinegar a splash of worchestershire some garlic and onion powder. Also a bit less red pepper flakes just because we don't care of a LOT of heat. After the changes I'll be making this often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2008
A bit spicy. I recommend half the amount of chilli flakes as it really does keep getting hotter the longer it sits in your fridge. But overall an excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2003
Added a little cayenne and extra vinegar for a hotter zestier style. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2010
It isn't bad. It tastes like very spicy ketchup. I had to thicken it up with cornstarch and add some liquid smoke to it. Just wasn't really a BBQ sauce to me. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2003
Very easy and quick to prepare. I replaced Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning for the red pepper. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2011
great base for a BBQ sauce. I do not use the viniger but add liquid smoke whorchester sauce fresh crushed garlic and depending on my mood Dark brown sugar or honey or molasas. We like it hot so I have also been known to add chipolote chili powder or I dry my own jalanenos. Add a little Wishey or Rum and weeehoooo you gots yer self some Kicked Up Qing sauce Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2011
mmmh! rely good!!! i luv it but a add my own ingredients i put two tbsp of Worcestershire sauce haft cup of chili powder 1/4 cap of cayenne pepper and fried into the butter a little bit of onion and one clove of mince garlic aaah and like to or tree tabs of soy sauce.... it was GOOD!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2015
Love this recipe! Use it all of the time and sometimes even add cayenne pepper and paprika! Read More