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Father's Day Barbecue Sauce

A perfect -- and delectable -- gift for the grilling enthusiast in your family.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/4 quarts
Father's Day Barbecue Sauce

Source: Annual Recipes 2004


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 canned chipotle chiles packed in adobe sauce, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomatoes, chiles, Worcestershire, vinegar, and molasses. Simmer until reduced by a third, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes.

  3. Working in batches, puree sauce in a blender. Season with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate in a jar up to 2 weeks.

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