Red Deer Specialty Oils and Vinegars Expert – Brandy Roberts

Summer is here and the smell of BBQ is lingering in everyone’s neighbourhood.

Would you love an easy but delicious way to change up your usual BBQ?  We can help you with everything from tasty marinades to homemade mustards.  These are not only additive free, but easy to make and are full of flavour.  Not only can you find great recipes from us here each month but we also offer more through our social media on Facebook and Instagram.

Best Balsamic BBQ Sauce… EVER!

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups ketchup

1/4 cup molasses

1 cup Balsamic – your choice Urban Olive’s dark balsamic

2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons dry mustard

2 tablespoons Urban Olive’s Baklouti Olive Oil

1 small white or yellow onion, minced

2 teaspoons granulated garlic

2 teaspoons smoked paprika (mild or spicy)

2 teaspoons cayenne (optional for lover’s of heat)

2 teaspoons kosher salt

Fresh ground pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil of your choice in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, molasses, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, mustard, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Transfer sauce to the jar of a blender and blend until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, transfer to a jar and store in refrigerator for up to a month. This is great on everything – chicken, ribs, burgers, shoes. You can literally put it on anything, and I encourage you to do so.

Makes approximately 3 cups