Killer BBQ Sauce

Makes 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 jarred roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions
 
  1. Put a medium pot over medium heat and coat with the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic.
  2. Cook and stir for a minute until soft.
  3. Add the hoisin, vinegar, Worcestershire, tomato paste, roasted peppers, molasses, sugar, chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 cup water.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick, 20 minutes.
  5. Puree with an immersion blender or transfer to a standard blender. Let cool completely.
  6. The sauce will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.