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Nov 11, 2013 05:36 AM

Overnight crockpot BBQ sauce?

Hello! I have some leftover chicken that I'd like to make into BBQ sandwiches this week but I'd like to make the sauce to go with it rather than use bottled sauce. Previously I used Tyler Florence's Ultimate Barbecue Chicken recipe and LOVED the sauce but it was time consuming and I don't have bacon at home (or Worcestershire... we do have liquid smoke though if that's similar).
Does anyone have any suggestions or either an easy or an overnight slow cooker recipe for some delicious sauce?

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  1. Don't know if you already ate your chicken but I make homemade sauce all the's basically 2-3 cups ketchup, 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup (depending on how vinegary you like your sauce) cider vinegar, 2 cups water, 1/4 cup brown sugar, chopped garlic, pureed onion, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and a couple drops liquid smoke. Put everything in a saucepan and simmer over low heat; I also make this in a slow cooker on low for 4 to 6 hours. I make a NE north Carolina vinegar based sauce. Add more water as needed to thin out the sauce if desired

    Instead of the crushed red pepper, I sometimes soak a dried ancho chile in two cups of boiling water until the water comes to room temperature, then puree it and add to the ingredients, using the soaking water instead of the 2 cups of water in the list of ingredients. Leave the seeds in if you want more heat otherwise, seed the pepper before soaking. I don't add meat to my sauce.