Beach House BBQ Sauce

April 16, 2013
1 Ratings
  • Serves many
Author Notes

There's nothing I like better than the first BBQ of the summer with friends standing around the grill after a fun day at the beach. I came up with this BBQ sauce last summer, and it's now our go-to for anything we want to grill, whether that's chicken, burgers, pork chops, you name it. I love to keep some around into fall to remind us of the fun times all summer, and it's great to break out a new batch in the spring in eager anticipation of summer yet to come. —Meatballs&Milkshakes

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (dark or light)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon aleppo pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil until softened. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes longer. Let cool a bit and then puree in a food processor.

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I'm an ex-finance, nonprofit fundraiser by day and a (mostly) Italian cook and blogger by night. I love having friends over for dinner and my favorite evenings are when we spend them at home together cooking dinner and chatting. I'm an avid cooking show fan, and my favorite eating cities are New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Rome.

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