Sweet and spicy cowboy sauce

Spicy Sweet Cowboy Sauce
(Source: East Texas Kitchen staff)
(Source: East Texas Kitchen staff)

(KLTV/KTRE) - Cowboy sauce...the name alone makes you immediately think of cooking steaks or burgers over a flame, doesn't it? If so, this is the recipe you'll want to keep.

This sauce, of course, can be adjusted to your preferences. Want it hot? Add more red pepper flakes. Less sweet? Use only 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Then marinate your steaks in the delicious mixture, or use it as a topping for your burgers or steaks.

Make sure to keep sauce that has been in contact with raw meat separate from cooked meat.

Sweet and spicy cowboy sauce

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onion 1 cup ketchup 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Method:

Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir well, so that sugar completely dissolves. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 10-15 minutes, or until onion is translucent and tender.

As a marinade: Pour some of the cowboy sauce in a ziplock bag or other container containing raw steaks or burgers. Allow to marinate at least one hour.

As a sauce: Top burgers with sliced raw or sauteed onion and some of the sauce. Use your favorite toppings to complement the delicious flavor of your creation!