Kansas City is the sauce capital of the country, where they practically pave the streets with the stuff. Over tha last half-century, local pitmasters perfected a spicy, sweet sauce, thick with tomatoes, that ultimately became the most common and popular style nationally. When you look for a commercial sauce in a supermarket today, Kansas City-style may be the only kind you find. Few of the packaged products, however, rival the originals, still served in Bar-B-Q joints all over town, or good homemade variations on the same theme. This version is modeled on the sauce that Ollie Gates created years ago for this thriving small chain of Gates & Son's restaurants. Like Gates's classic, our rendition will leave you strutting with satisfaction.
In a saucepan, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until they are softened, about 5 minutes. Mix in the remaining ingredients, reduce the heat to low, and cook the mixture until it thickens, approximately 30 minutes. Stir frequently. If the consistency is thicker than you prefer, add a little water. Use the sauce warm or chilled. It keeps, refrigerated, for a couple of weeks. Recipe By : Smoke and Spice - Jamison ISBN 1-55832-061-X
Posted to FOODWINE Digest 8 October 96
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 16:43:44 -0400
From: Carey Starzinger - BBQ Mailing List
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