Let’s toast to the fact that we survived another winter! Spring is in the air and there is a lot to look forward to. Warm sunshine, cold beer, ocean air, and don’t forget lots and lots of grilling! What better way to welcome back the sunshine than with a good old fashioned cookout? A Taste of Therapy can guarantee that this BBQ sauce is fabulous, easy to make, and everyone will approve. It’s all natural without any preservatives or any of that gross high fructose corn syrup. Plus, given its easy going laid back nature…you can make it as spicy as you want. Feeling extra spicy? Well, by all means, then kick this up a notch and make it zesty! Or if you rather it be mellower, it can handle that too.
What’s the therapeutic benefit of making this homemade BBQ sauce? Well, I believe that making this can add some zing back into your romantic relationship. Now that winter is over, some of us may be feeling a little blah and in need of a kick start in the romance department. I believe this sauce is just what you need to get back in sync with your sweetie. Here’s your remedy to spice up your relationship. I suggest you make this sauce together as a couple. There are a lot of ingredients in it, so have some fun with it! By all means, please add or delete whatever you want to it. Make it yours and make it together. Plus, be sure to let it simmer for as long as you want…or need. ;)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 2 chilies seeded and chopped (you can use whatever kind of chilies you want here! Want a sweet sauce? Use bell peppers. Or use a spicier chili depending on your desired heat in the sauce
- 1 1/2 cups tomato paste (or you may substitute diced tomatoes if you want your sauce to be thinner
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Barbeque Spice Mix (can be found at the grocery store)
- 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Juice of a lime
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Heat a saucepan over a medium heat, melt the butter and throw in the onions and chilies for about 3-4 minutes until the onions turn translucent. (You want a medium heat so that the onions don’t burn, it’s when they turn translucent that the sweetness comes).
- Next turn the heat down a little and add the tomato paste and molasses. Stir in until you are satisfied that it is well mixed then simply throw in the rest of the ingredients.
- Bring the concoction up to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes. That’s it, you’re ready to go. Just spoon it over your pork or chicken or eat it out of pan!
- If you like a thinner sauce, you can thin this sauce with water, apple sauce, or cider vinegar. Also, at this stage if you are a texture person, you can blend your sauce in the blender or food processor to get a smooth sauce.
Spicy Barbeque Sauce