The neighborhood grills are lighting up and the haze of charcoal smoke is in the evening air. Summer is prime time for outdoor cooking, and barbecued chicken and ribs top our list. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good burger, but the combination of smoky meat with a spicy, tangy, slightly sweet sauce takes us to our personal happy place.
How can you achieve barbecue sauce nirvana? Make the switch from the bottled sauce to homemade. Crafting your own sauce lets you control every aspect of the flavor. Not sure where to begin? Our recipe features complex flavors but is nicely balanced with apple cider vinegar, chipotle chile, and sweet raspberry jam. Feel free to experiment with the spice level or sweetness.
A simmer over low heat brings everything together and a quick trip to the blender gives it a nice, smooth texture.
It will keep for about a month in the refrigerator, so plan ahead to have some on hand all summer long. Packed up in jars, it also makes a thoughtful gift to bring to a cookout.
Craft what you crave with the Wolf Gourmet high-performance blender.It offers complete control for complex recipes and pre-programmed settings for one touch smoothies and soups. Infinite speed control and quiet design are just the beginning.
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