There might have been a time when it seemed odd to talk about barbecue and grilling in the winter. Those days have passed, and hard core grillers do it year 'round.
This is the best sauce to brush on meat and/or to serve as an accompaniment to barbecued meats.
2 tbl. bacon fat or vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup tomato catsup
1 cup bottled chili sauce (looks like catsup)
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup lemon juice
2 tbl. Worcestershire sauce
Hot red pepper sauce to taste
Saute onion and garlic in oil. Add everything but the hot sauce and simmer, stirring often to prevent sticking, until slightly thickened, about 45 minutes. Add hot sauce to taste.
Cool, cover, refrigerate. Use within 5 days.