K C's Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Course : BBQ Sauce
Serves: six 1/2-pint jars
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4 pounds fresh tomatoes -- diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
1 teaspoon basil leaves
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cayenne

Preparation / Directions:

1. Cook the tomatoes with onion, garlic, thyme and basil in a heavy bottomed saucepan for 25 to 30 minutes.

2. Rub the mixture through a sieve (if you don't want pulp). Add lemon juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil.

3. Pour the sauce into sterilized 1/2-pint jars. Put on lids and process in a boiling water bath (212 degrees F.) for 10 minutes after water reaches boiling point. Store for future use.

4. When it's time to use, spoon the sauce into a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon oil; bring to a boi

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