Grammy Lou’s Bar-B-Que Sauce

My Mom has been making this BBQ sauce for years. It works well on beef and chicken, and is the perfect tangy sauce to slather on your smokey spareribs. It is so good our boys dip corn on the cob, carrots (and fingers) in their servings long after the meat has been devoured.

½ cup ketchup
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
Crushed red pepper flakes, to suit your taste

Mix all ingredients together. That's it! If you plan to baste with this sauce, as well as use it on the table, remember to set some aside. It Is not a good idea to serve basting sauce that has been exposed to raw meat.