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The Day After the Night Before Barbecue Sauce

The following recipe is adapted from Forty Years Behind the Lid with permission from Mrs. Richard Bolt. Richard wrote that the recipe will feed an "average family" and "may be used in a home kitchen or outside using a fire pit." Richard wrote, "Of course we all know black coffee helps an early morning headache and for some reason cowboys are prone to have Sunday Morning Headaches. Never figured this out unless it is because their Saturday night tea is a little strong for them at times."

  • 1 c. very strong (sic) black coffee 
  • 1 1/2 c. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 c. catsup 
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice 
  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine 
  • 2 T. sugar 
  • 1 T. salt 
Combine ingredients. Simmer mixture 30 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Cowboys drink it straight; the rest of you will enjoy this over beef.
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