As this lovely weather surrounds us, we are sure many of you are like the Chef’s Expressions team – waiting to fire up your grills, or have you done so already? Either way, here’s a little inspiration and a fantastic addition to almost any BBQ dish…
Jerry’s Homemade BBQ Sauce
(Foodie Tip: for a fantastic pairing Jerry suggests 2006 Catena Malbec)
2 whole Sweet Onion (Vidalia, Mayan or Supersweet)
7 strips smoked bacon (Applewood preferred)
6 garlic cloves
4 cups Ketchup
1⁄2 Cup Molasses
1⁄2 Cup Honey
1⁄2 cup Cider Vinegar
1⁄2 cup Brown Sugar (light)
Dice Onions and Bacon into 1⁄4 inch pieces. Smash Garlic Cloves and chop very fine. Gently Sauté Onions, Bacon and garlic in 6 -8 qt. sauce pan over medium heat with a pinch of sea salt (keep the bacon moving and have patience). When the bacon is mostly crisp (not black) and the onions are very tender pour off the bacon grease.
Add brown sugar and vinegar and deglaze the pan. Let cook for about 3 minutes then add ketchup, molasses and honey. Simmer for 20 minutes and adjust seasoning.
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