Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is the real deal, for someone serious about barbecue! Not for the faint of heart or namby pampy. If you think Heinz original or K.C. Masterpiece is good, you will die for this sauce!
- 1 large vidalia onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup ketchup (I use Heinz 57)
- 1⁄2 cup beef stock
- 1⁄4 cup jim beam Bourbon
- 1⁄4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo (two if you want a real kick)
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons mustard powder
- 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
- Melt butter in frying pan and cook onions until soft and translucent.
- In a saucepan combine all ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce temperature and simmer for 30-45 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature before using.
My son and I decided that our smoked barbeque ribs were great and deserved a great sauce. We each chose what we thought would be the best homemade sauce. I chose your recipe and was hands down the winner. This recipe, when strained, has a very deep rich appearance with flavor to match. Thank you for this easy to make winner.
I made this up yesterday and now I'm just waiting for my chili-head son-in-law to come over and sample it. I wimped out and used only one chipotle pepper and even scraped out the seeds. Didn't have any Jim Beam so I used Southern Comfort. It is sweet, tangy with a little bit of warmth left in the mouth. I call it "delicious"! My SIL called the last BBQ chicken I cooked great, but just wait until he tastes this!