All Purpose BBQ Sauce

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Stir in the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper and lemon zest. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

The sauce is ready to use, or it can be cooled and refrigerated for 7 to 10 days.

Source: Washington Post

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