After posting both #2 Rum Sweet Heat and #3 Bourbon Orange, I was recently asked where #1 was :)
Well, I haven't made this one in quite some time as the family really got to liking the other 2 better, but since John asked, here it is.
BTW: the red wine needs to be a really full bodied one, ergo the Cabernet or Malbec.
Pinot's or Merlot's are not the best substitutes. JMTC :D
BBQ Sauce #1 - Wine Cola Sweetness
Recipe By: Matt S
2/3 cup red wine - dry, Cabernet or Malbec
2/3 cup cola, Coke - not diet
2/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
3 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons A-1® Steak Sauce
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2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 pinches ground pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder, or 2 cloves diced fine
1 1/2 tsp onion powder, or 1 med onion diced fine
2 pinches salt
1. If using fresh, Sauté 1/2 cup chopped onion in 3-Tbs of olive oil until translucent then add the garlic & continue for one minute.
2. Add the ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a boil for two minutes. Watch it carefully - because the sugars can easily boil over the top!
3. Turn heat way down and let it barely simmer for 1/2 hour.
4. Let sit to cool.
1 small onion = 1/3 cup chopped = 1 tsp powder
1 clove garlic = 1/8 tsp powder = 1 tsp minced
- substitute white pepper for black to lower the heat content OR
- substitute 1 tsp dry mustard for black pepper