Barbecue Sauce is a thick, rich, spicy and often sweet sauce, which comes in many different guises. Barbecue sauces are made from, amongst other ingredients, vinegar, butter, mustard, locust bean gum, tomato paste, salt, sugar, paprika, pepper, garlic, sugar, chillis, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Barbecue sauces can be used to marinade the meats, or baste during cooking meats or served with the cooked meat.
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