Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lora's Barbecue Sauce

I flirted with the idea of making this recipe my "secret recipe". I had this idea at one time that all cooks should have one secret recipe. The possibility of making this a secret recipe lasted until someone asked me for the recipe. I realized how stupid the idea of a secret recipe was. 1. The idea of keeping the recipe to myself seemed greedy. I like to share. You taught me well mom. 2. Like I can really keep a secret. This is great on barbecued chicken or mixed in with hamburger before you grill your burger.
I did some experiments this year, but it looks like the original recipe will stay the same. This recipe is from Gourmet Magazine in May 1994, page 38. (I took really good recipe notes at that time I guess.)


2 cups chopped onion

1 cup brewed coffee

1 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup cider vinegar

2 T chili powder

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup firmly packed, dark brown sugar

1/4 cup chopped canned green chilies (I use the whole can)

1 T chopped garlic

2 T salt

In a large saucepan simmer all ingredients, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes. Cool. In a blender puree sauce in BATCHES until smooth. Seriously. Warm sauce will shoot out the top of your blender. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender to puree the sauce. Makes 4 cups.
I use this to make Barbecue Chicken Pizza on the Grill.


Beth said...

BBQ sauce is a great "secret" ingredient. This past weekend, someone claimed they made homemade bbq sauce. When I asked what they put in it, they said, "well, first I start with a bottle of bbq sauce..." Hate recipes like that. 'How to make a cake: first, start with a store-bought cake...' Anyway, sounds yummy, I may just try it to compare w/ my own "secret" bbq sauce. :)

Lora said...

I'm with you. I hate those kinds of recipes too. Personally I think real cake is only a few more steps then boxed cake and so much better tasting.