Saturday, June 02, 2007

Recipe: Matt's Barbecue Sauce

Here's an easy does it recipe for a delicious basic barbecue sauce. While your average store bought barbecue sauce can do an adequate job, they are chock full of high fructose corn syrup which is largely responsible for our growing nation of butterball children. This recipe works great as both a marinade and a sauce.

Ingredients:
• 2.5 Tbsp. Molasses
• 1/2 Cup Tomato ketchup
• 1 Tbsp. Butter
• 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar
• 1/3 Cup Finely chopped onion - Red or white
• 3 Cloves Finely chopped garlic
• 1 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar
• 1 Tbsp. Soy sauce
• 1 Tbsp. Spicey Mustard
• 1 Tbsp. Lime juice
• 2 tsp. Worcesteshire sauce
• 1 tsp. Ground cayenne pepper
• 1 tsp. Ground pepper
• 2 tsp. Salt (Sea salt preferred)
• 1 tsp. Oregano

Prep:
Coat small frying pan in olive oil over medium heat. Add finely chopped onion and garlic and cook for two to three minutes, stirring occasionally. Add molasses. ketchup, butter, lime juice, vinegar and brown sugar to the skillet. Stir. and cover.

In a small measuring cup, mix cayenne pepper, ground pepper, salt and oregano. Add mustard, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and seasoning to frying pan. Stir in ingedients and cover over low heat. Let frying pan simmer for several minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes 6 oz. Serves 2-3.

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