16 ounces Red Devil, Franks or other good hot sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, crushed
1 small onion, sliced
1 small celery stalk, sliced
3 cups tomato puree
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 lemon, sliced
Combine all the ingredients in a heavy pot and heat just till hot. Don't bringto a boil or the sauce will turn dark and become thin.
Cool the sauce to room temperature, strain it, and store it in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator.