Janelle's Delectable Sauce

Updated 6/13/2012 9:29 AM

cup horseradish mustard

cup honey


2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon minced garlic

teaspoon habanero-flavored Tabasco sauce

Juice from orange (about 2 tablespoons)

Combine the mustard, honey, ketchup, cayenne, vinegar, garlic, Tabasco sauce and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and let it rest for 2 minutes before using; or allow it to cool, then cover tightly and refrigerate in an airtight container. It can be kept for about 1 week. Try it on grilled poultry, beef, seafood or vegetables.

Makes 1 cup.

Notes: This sauce captured the mustard-based category in The Washington Post 2012 barbecue sauce contest.

Nutrition values per tablespoon: 30 calories, 0 fat, 7 g carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 0 protein, 0 cholesterol, 105 mg sodium.

Janelle Thomas, Suitland, Md., special to The Washington Post

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