3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (40-oz.) bottle ketchup
2/3 cup cider vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup COLGIN WORCERSTERSHIRE SAUCE
1 teaspoon COLGIN NATURAL HICKORY LIQUID SMOKE
2 and ½ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dry (ground) mustard
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Heat the vegetable oil in a 3-quart saucepan, add the onion and garlic, and cook for five to seven minutes or until soft. Chopping the onion with a sharp knife is a task for an adult or a child ten years or older. Younger kids who are game to help can try using a safer pumpkin-carving saw. To prevent watering eyes, peel the onion, cut it in half, and rinse it under water before chopping.
Add the ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke and stir well. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, mustard, black pepper and ginger. Let the sauce simmer for about 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. For the freshest, least expensive spices, buy only the amount you need from the bulk bins at your local natural foods store.