Came across this while I was searching the net, tried it on spare ribs this weekend and it was awesome.
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup apricot preserves (Other fruit puree/preserves would work well too I imagine)
- 1 cup Heinz chili sauce (I substituted ketchup)
- 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbs. bourbon
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbs. spicy brown mustard, such as Gulden’s
- 1/2 medium serrano or jalapeño chile, finely chopped
Melt the butter in a 3-quart heavy-duty saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the preserves, chili sauce, 1/2 cup of the bourbon, the vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and chile; bring to a simmer. Lower the heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until reduced to about 3 cups, about 20 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 Tbs. bourbon and remove from the heat. Blend if you desire a smooth sauce.