- Butter, one stick (1/2cup)
- Onion, medium (only about half)
- Light brown sugar, 2 pounds
- Tomato sauce, 2-15 ounce cans
- Worchestershire sauce, 3/4 cup
- Melt the butter in a sauce pan over low-to-medium heat.
- Cut three or four slices of onion into quarters and place in melted butter.
- Sauté onions until they begin to turn translucent but it is not necessary to cook them very long since they will be cooked further when all items are combined.
- Slowly add small quantities of brown sugar constantly stirring to dissolve it in the butter (watch the temperature here because if it gets too high, the sugar will burn).
- Add more brown sugar as it dissolves until the butter quits coming to the top (this should be about half or one pound of the brown sugar).
- Add tomato sauce and stir in.
- Add about half of the remaining brown sugar and then add Worchestershire sauce for coloring and flavor.
- Add remaining brown sugar and reduce the heat, stirring occasionally.
- The sauce will become richer in flavor and thicker as it cooks.
- Use as a baste on pork spareribs during cooking and as a sauce to add to grilled and barbequed foods after cooking before eating.
- Remember to reheat the sauce to a rolling boil if you used it to baste raw meats and poultry during the cooking process.