Matteo's BBQ Sauce

Total Time:
2 hr 30 min
30 min
2 hr

9 cups

  • Puree:
  • 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.

  • Combine the blueberries, cranberries, garlic, chipotle chile, onion and the coffee with the ancho chile in a blender and blend until smooth.

  • 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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