Whether slathered on grilled chicken, or used in baked beans, homemade BBQ sauce beats out the jarred style any day.
Makes about 2 cups
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup ketchup
⅓ cup water
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 chipotle pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
¼ cup packed brown sugar
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 46 (20% from fat) • carb. 8g • pro. 0g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 271mg • calc. 6mg • fiber 0g
1. Put the oil into a medium skillet and place over medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped onion and garlic to the pan. Sauté until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
2. Put the remaining ingredients into the blender jar, in the order listed, along with the sautéed vegetables. Select High and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Allow to cool to room temperature and transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Sauce will keep for up to 2 weeks.