BBQ sauce is surprisingly easy to throw together and even easier to customize with your favorite flavors. I also love that you can control the sugar if you make it yourself… not everything needs copious amounts of sugar. I will leave that for cake and ice cream.
I had some plums sitting out as well as some tomatoes so I started from there! You could easily play with the ingredients, use a different stone fruit or add coffee, maybe some chili peppers, whatever your favorites are!
Here you go:
3 Cups Chopped plums
1 Cup Chopped tomatoes
1 Medium red onion chopped
4 Garlic cloves crushed
4 Tablespoons of brown sugar (you could used coconut sugar here as well)
4 Tablespoons GOOD balsamic… don’t use the cheap stuff here
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon Dried chipotle powder (plus or minus depending on your love of spice)
7 Chopped dates (I had them in the fridge so I figured why not!)
1 15 oz can tomato sauce (that little can of sauce, not marinara)
1 Teaspoon salt
Cook the onion and the garlic in a little oil (whatever kind you like) until they soften on medium low heat. Add the salt and chipotle powder, stir. Then add the plums, tomatoes, brown sugar & dates. Cook for 3-5 minutes on medium low heat. Now add balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce & tomato sauce. Simmer until all the fruit and tomatoes break down, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Using an immersion blender blend in the pot or transfer to a blender and blend until smooth (Careful it splatters!). Use on all your favorite BBQ dishes!