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Re-Heating BBQ Sauce

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I know once you open a bottle of bbq sauce, you're supposed to refrigerate it after. Is this necessary? Can I just stick it back into my pantry without it going bad? If I do have to stick it back in the refer, what's a good way to re-heat the sauce. I hate cold bbq sauce with my meat.

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  1. If it says to refrigerate it, do that. It is not worth being sick over a little store bought sauce. When I reheat a sauce, I start it low and slow. But I don't use store bought sauce.

    1. Me, and my family while growing up at home, have always, ALWAYS, kept ketchup, mustard, and bbq sauces in the pantry with no ill effects. I've never been a fan of cold condiments, either.

      Never thought of trying to heat it up for my meal, tho. I may have to try that. :)

      1. Pour what you expect you'll need into a small bowl and let it come to room temperature, it can sit at room temp for an hour or two. Just don't return any unused portion to the bottle. Alternative, pour what you need into a bowl and nuke it for 10 to 20 seconds at a time until it is no longer cold.