Italian Style Barbecued “Hot Links”
Recipe type: appetizers
Serves: Approximately 1 quart (enough for 5 pounds of boned meat, chicken, or fish)
  • 5 pounds Italian link sausages (preferably hot or smoked)
  • 1 quart of “Good Basic BBQ”* sauce or the sauce of your choice
  • *Good Basic BBQ Sauce
  • ½ cup cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (the mildly spicy yellow kind)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup onion, diced small
  • 8 ounces sweet butter, cut into bits
  • 2 cups tomatoes sauce (your choice)
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 4 freshly finely slice jalapenos
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon (to taste) Tabasco sauce
  • 5 pounds boneless meat, chicken, or fish of your choice
  1. Prick the sausages all over with a fork and grill or roast in the oven until they are evenly browned and cooked through.
  2. Let them cool off before slicing into ½-inch pieces
  3. Combine the cooked sausage slices with the sauce and use on pizza.
  4. In a 2-quart saucepan combine the vinegar, brown sugar, honey, mustard, ginger, cinnamon, salt, pepper, onion, and butter.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
  6. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes.
  7. Add the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke and continue simmering 15 minutes longer.
  8. Add the jalapenos and Tabasco sauce and continue simmering for 5 minutes more.
  9. Let the sauce cool down completely before basting it onto the meat or fish of your choice.
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