5-6 cup batch
12 cup batch
Tomato Sauce (or Ketchup)
3 cups
6 cups
Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup
2 cups
Apple Juice
1 cup
2 cups
Onion, Brown or White
3/4 cup, finely diced
1 1/2 cups, finely diced
Sugar, Brown
3/4 cup
1 ½ cups
Tomato Paste
1/3 cup
3/4 cup
Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 cup
3/4 cup
Garlic, Minced
2 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
Smoked Paprika
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
Hot Sauce
1/2 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Liquid Smoke
1/2 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Black Pepper, Ground
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons

1. Sterilise all equipment by washing in hot soapy water and rinsing well before use.
2. Cover jars with water and bring to a boil, boiling for 10 minutes. Once the time is up, turn the heat off and leave jars in the hot water until ready to fill. 
3. Simmer onion, garlic and apple juice for 10 minutes (or until translucent).
4. Add other ingredients into the pan with the onion mixture, stir to combine. Bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened to your liking. Puree (or strain to remove onion, if desired).
5. Place lids into a bowl of boiled water. Remove the lids from the water when you are ready to place them onto the jars to seal.  
6. Immediately spoon the hot sauce into the hot jars, filling to 1cm (1/2 inch) from the rim of each jar. 
7. Using a non-metal utensil, remove any bubbles and add extra sauce if required.
8. Wipe rims to remove any food residue.
9. Add warm lids and twist to secure.
10. Place sealed jars into a pot of boiling water and boil for the processing time stated below. Start the timer once the water comes to a full boil.
11. Turn off the heat source once the time is up. Remove jars from hot water after 5 more minutes. Cool jars overnight on a wood or fabric surface. Do not adjust lids during this time.
12. The next day, check jars have sealed before labelling and dating.
13. Store jars in a cool, dark and dry place for up to 12 months.
14. Refrigerate jars upon opening and consume contents within 1 month.
Processing Time for SMOKEY BARBECUE SAUCE in a Boiling Water Bath
≤ 1,000 feet
1,001 - 3,000 feet
3,001 - 6,000 feet
≥ 6,000 feet
Hot Pack
≤ 1 Litre
20 minutes
25 minutes
30 minutes
35 minutes

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