Monday, January 10, 2005

Guinness and Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Serving Size : 1 3/4 cup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup onion - chopped
2 tablespoons garlic - minced
1 cup tomato sauce (I use Muir Glenn organic, not for the organic part but for the flavor)
1/2 teaspoon of wild honey or a pinch of sugar
.1/4 cup malt vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar - packed
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
3 tablespoons Guinness
2 tablespoons light molasses
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Chipotle peppers - minced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Heat oil in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and sauté until tender and beginning to caramalize (about 5-8 min). Add all remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally (about 25 min). Season with salt.

Serving Ideas : Brush on chicken or pork during last 10 min of grilling.
Notes : Sauce can be made up to 1 week ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Canned chipotle in adobo sauce can be purchased at most supermarkets as that style of cooking is popular across the country.