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Father's Day Barbecue Sauce

Martha Stewart Living, June 2003

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

For canning information, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Makes 1 1/4 Quarts
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 Spanish onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
4 garlic cloves, 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

BBQ Sauce How-To
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.

Comments (4)

  • Nal627 2 Jul, 2009

    What can I substitute for molasses?

  • PatriciaStreet 30 May, 2008

    The presentation in the canning jar and old lid is fabulous. Paired up with the basting brush and maybe a grilling apron this will make a great gift for any 'master griller'!

  • Regan 27 May, 2008

    Great, BethAlice! Let us know how it turns out.

  • BethAlice 6 Feb, 2008

    Great idea! I found inexpensive canning jars at specialty bottle at a great price. No minimum so I can do a small batch. Definitely going to try this recipe out for my husband.