36 oz ketchup
64 oz white vinegar
1/4 cup salt
1/8 cup black pepper
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
Using a large stock pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for one hour.
This recipe is very forgiving. You may reduce the salt content, if needed. For those who prefer a milder sauce, reduce the amount of pepper. If you like a sweeter sauce, add more brown sugar.
The key to making this a great sauce is to simmer for at least one hour.
This sauce keeps well in quart jars and may be refrigerated when made ahead of time.