Balsamic & Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Balsamic vinegar gives this already very savory sauce additional depth and a rich dark color. It also helps it adhere better to grilling meat, combining with the brown sugar and soy sauce to create a nice glaze. Asian and Middle Eastern grocers sell all kinds of hot chili paste - choose the degree of fire you prefer. My fave is harissa, from Tunisia.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dice onion very finely, saute' with pressed garlic until soft.
  2. Add bourbon and chili paste (or pepper flakes), reduce over low flame.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until reaching the desired consistency (about 45 minutes). Tastes better over time, so prepare a few days in advance if you can.
  4. If not salty enough for your taste, add soy sauce rather than salt.