Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Basics : Barbecue Sauce

There are now many sugar free versions of barbecue sauce available on the market, and when you're in a hurry they are a much better choice than regular barbecue sauce which has tons of sugar.

 However making your own is very easy, and if you make up a jar on your basics day you will have it ready for the next time you need it.

Basic Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients :

-  1 tablespoon oil (Olive, coconut)
-  1 tablespoon of minced garlic (approx. 3 cloves)
-  1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
-  1/4 cup of finely minced onion - yellow or red
-  1 teaspoon smoked paprika (make sure you get smoked not regular paprika for this.)
-  1 teaspoon of chipotle seasoning (or just more paprika if you can't get this.)
-  1 teaspoon ground cumin
-  1 teaspoon salt
-  1 1/4 cup of chicken broth
-  juice of 2 small limes
-  1 tablespoon of maple syrup
-  1 (6 oz.) can of tomato paste

Directions :

-  In a medium saucepan brown the garlic and onion in the oil and continue cooking until they are soft.
-  Add the mustard, paprika, chipotle, cumin and salt and mix well.
-  Add the chicken broth, lime juice, maple syrup and mix well.
-  Add the tomato paste and using a whisk mix this into the mixture until it's evenly distributed.
-  Bring to boil, then immediately turn down to low and simmer for 45 minutes.  Cover with a lid but not completely so the steam can still escape.
-  Cool and then pour into a jar, cap it, and keep in the fridge. This will make about 2 cups of sauce.

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  1. There appears to be a typo in your recipe. I'm assuming it should read "1 1/4 cups chicken broth", not 1/4?

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    2. Yes, sorry, it should be 1 1/4 cups according to the recipe and I'll make the correction. However this is not set in stone. You can vary the amount depending upon how thin or thick you want the sauce.


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