Matteo's BBQ Sauce
- 1 dried ancho chile
- 1 cup brewed coffee, hot
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 chipotle chile
- 1/2 red onion, diced and sauteed
- Spice Mix:
- 4 cups ketchup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the puree: Put the ancho chile in the hot coffee in a small bowl and let stand until the chile softens.
For the spice mix: Add the ketchup, brown sugar, coffee, wine, mustard, black pepper and cinnamon to a bowl.
Add the puree to the spice mix. Whisk to combine. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Simmer the sauce over low heat until thickened, about 2 hours, checking that the water is simmering throughout and adding more water when needed.
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Recipe courtesy of Matthew Nagan, owner at Schellville Grill in Sonoma, CA