Za'atar Barbecue Sauce

Za'atar Barbecue Sauce
For this Middle-East-meets-Midwest sauce, a base of ketchup is doctored with equal parts apple cider vinegar, hot sauce, Worcestershire, mint, and za'atar.Denny Culbert

Fusing American and Middle Eastern flavors, this tart and spicy sauce contains plenty of dried mint and za'atar—a spice blend made from thyme, sesame, sumac, and salt. Dried mint is often stemmy, so to achieve a fine powder, rub the leaves through a dry, fine-mesh strainer. At Jamil's in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this sauce is served on the restaurant's 4-hour-smoked ribs and smoked bologna.

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