Homemade Barbecue Sauce

4 lb Fresh tomatoes, diced

1/2 c Chopped onion

2 Garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 ts Thyme leaves

1 ts Basil leaves

1 c Fresh lemon juice

1 c Cider vinegar

1/2 c Brown sugar

4 ts Paprika

1 Tbs Salt

2 ts Cayenne

Cook the tomatoes with onion, garlic, thyme and basil in a heavy

bottomed saucepan for 25 to 30 minutes.

Rub the mixture through a sieve (if you don't want pulp).

Add lemon juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, salt and cayenne

pepper. Bring to a boil.

Pour the sauce into sterilized 1/2-pint jars. Put on lids and process

in a boiling water bath (212 degrees F.) for 10 minutes after water

reaches boiling point. Store for future use.

When it's time to use, spoon the sauce into a saucepan and add 1

tablespoon oil; bring to a boil.

Makes six 1/2-pint jars.