Christy's Number 5 BBQ Sauce stands out and makes a meal special. I've never served it that I wasn't asked where I got it after a guest took the first bite.
Recipe makes 1 gallon
2CupsDark Brown Sugar
3Tablespoonsground black pepper
3cupsGolden Eagle or Yellow Label Syrupsee note
In a small bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. It is very important that you mix all of the dry ingredients together at once before adding to the wet. If you don't add your cornstarch during this step, it will not dissolve later.
In the pot you are going to cook in (I prefer a heavy dutch oven so it doesn't scorch), mix together all wet ingredients. Whisk in the dry mixture.
Place over medium high heat and stir constantly until it comes to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Allow to cool slightly and place in containers to store in the refrigerator until ready to use, or can in mason jars using the method described here.
**If you can’t find Golden Eagle or Yellow Label syrup where you are, you can substitute 2 cups light corn syrup and 1 cup honey.
To make this recipe safe for canning, make sure you use Clear Gel Brand Cornstarch, which is specifically made for canning.