East-West Barbecue Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Why pick up store-bought barbecue sauces when you can just as easily make your own at home? Here is one that you can brush onto food while grilling or use as a dip for grilled meats and vegetables. Use 1 cup (250 mL) sauce for 4 servings (1 lb/500 g boneless or 2 lb/1 kg bone-in) meat.

  • Portion size 500 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (5-1/2 oz/156 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Method

In saucepan, combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, onion, garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pepper, honey, soy sauce, gingerroot and sesame oil.

Bring sauce to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced by one-third, about 1 hour. Let cool. Pour into blender; pur?until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month.)

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