Heres a sauce to try when you are looking for a new flavor to spark the perfectly good sauce you already have in a jar in the refrigerator. Nobody will guess the ingredients in this one either.
2 cups tomato-based barbecue sauce
1 cup strawberry preserves
1 cup jellied cranberry sauce
1/4 cup water 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine all of the ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir until the jellies melt and blend well. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be careful to avoid scorching the sauce on the bottom of the pan. Use this sauce warm or chilled. It will keep for several weeks in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. Besides being a good dipping sauce, this sauce is great for glazing. It makes a very nontraditional barbecue, but its great on pork, ribs, and chicken. Brush it on about 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.