Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, minced
¼ cup celery, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup distilled white vinegar
¾ cup ketchup
½ cup tomato sauce
½ cup water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1. In a heavy saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
Add the onion, celery, and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5-6 minutes.
2. Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer the sauce,
uncovered and stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. It should be thick.
3. Purée the sauce in a blender until smooth.
4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it will keep for a couple of weeks.