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K.C. Masterpiece BBQ sauce

The following recipe is my attempt to replicate the taste of a commercially produced barbecue sauce: K.C. Masterpiece (Original) BBQ sauce.

Label contents
"Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Molasses, Vinegar, Less than 2% of Spices, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Natural Flavors, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Dried Onion, Dried Garlic, Caramel Color, Turmeric, Paprika Extracts"
Ingredients
7 Tbl tomato paste
3 Tbl corn syrup
2 Tbl dark molasses
2 Tbl white vinegar
1 1/2 Tbl dilute liquid smoke
1/4 Tsp garlic powder
1/8 Tsp onion powder
1/8 Tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/4 Tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
Method
Rehydrate the tomato paste by placing it into a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Add water, and process with a stick blendor until the liquid-level comes up to 12 oz.

Place the above ingredients into a non-reactive sauce pan. Stir to combine. Bring the contents of the pan to a boil, cut the heat, and simmer until relatively thick.