Put all ingredients, except cilantro and chives, and cook on low to medium heat for two hours, stirring every 10 minutes. Add cilantro and chives when ready to use.
The sauce can be used to baste meats on a slow pit cooker or smoker. It's also a great dipping sauce.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Michael McElwee of Redding, CA, for FoodNetwork.com's BBQ Sauce Championship Cook-Off