Gates Family Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

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Makes about 3 quarts

1 cup sugar
¼ cup kosher salt, finely ground
2 tablespoons celery seed
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons cayenne
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 quarts ketchup
1 cups apple cider vinegar
1½ teaspoons liquid smoke
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix the sugar, salt, celery seed, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder and chili powder together in a small bowl. Combine the ketchup, vinegar, liquid smoke and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix until very well blended.

Sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks or in the freezer up to 6 months.