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Mean ... Meaner ... Meanest Barbecue Sauce

2/3 c Olive oil
1 lg Yellow onion, chopped
1 bn Scallions, sliced
4 Cloves garlic, minced
4 lg Fresh ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 lg Sweet red pepper, seeded, cored, and chopped
1 lg Sweet yellow pepper, seeded, cored and chopped
3 Jalapeno peppers, seeded & minced (Meaner version)
2 Fresh cayenne peppers or small hot red chiles, seeded and minced (Meanest version)
35 oz Can tomatoes
3 T Brown sugar
2 t Chili powder
1 t Dried oregano
1/4 t Ground cloves
6 T Fresh lime juice
1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
3 T Red wine vinegar
Salt & freshly ground black
Pepper to taste


Heat half the oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, scallions, garlic, fresh tomatoes, and red and yellow peppers. For a meaner sauce, add the jalapeno peppers; for the meanest sauce, add both the jalapeno and cayenne peppers. Saute for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and puree in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Return to the saucepan. Process the canned tomatoes with their liquid, the sugar and remaining oil in the food processor until smooth. Add to the saucepan. Stir in the chili powder, oregano, cloves, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer uncovered over low heat for 45 minutes.