One of the things my husband loves to do the most is barbecue. Unfortunately, living in the Pacific NW, we only get the opportunity for a few short months during the spring and summer, though Josh has been known to fire up our BBQ on drizzly days while using the overhang of the garage to protect our food. Yes, sometimes we are so desperate for that smokey flavor that we are willing to endure the elements a little.
If your father or husband is anything like mine, then I know he will enjoy some homemade BBQ sauce for Father’s Day. The sauce smells so good simmering on the stove, and the flavor has just enough of a kick to please any man. But don’t worry, it’s not so spicy that little kids won’t enjoy it.
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, cut into ¼ inch pieces
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
- 2 canned chipotle in adobo chilies packed in adobo sauce, minced
- 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup unsulfured molasses
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes, chilies, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and molasses. Simmer until reduced by a third, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes.
- Working in batches, puree sauce in a blender. Season with salt and pepper.
- Refrigerate in a jar for up to 2 weeks.
Used In This Project:
- Large Oval Labels • I chose the “Gatsby” style in tuxedo.
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