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Anise-Lemon Barbecue Sauce

No recipe image available.Anise is a plant in the parsley family; its seeds have a sweet licorice flavor. Anise liqueur adds an intriguing flavor to this barbecue sauce, one that will have guests asking for the secret ingredient.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups tomato ketchup
1 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup anise liqueur*
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine ketchup, chili sauce, anise liqueur, dark brown sugar, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce in a saucepan. Heat thoroughly, stirring until well mixed.
  2. Use for hot dogs, hamburgers, spareribs, seafood and chicken.

Makes about 4 1/2 cups.

*Pastis, ouzo, anesone and anisette are some examples of anise liqueurs; some common brand names include Galliano and Pernod.