Friday, August 22, 2014

guinness barbecue sauce

Guinness. Barbecue Sauce. 'Nuff said.

4 tablespoons butter
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup molasses
1 can Guinness Stout
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon cayenne
*1 teaspoon cumin
*1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 8 ounce can tomato paste
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple 
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add the garlic sauté until it is tender and beginning to caramelize -- six to eight  minutes. Add the molasses, beer, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and spices; bring to a boil. Lower the heat a bit and let it cook at a simmer for about ten minutes. Stir occasionally so that nothing sticks to the bottom of the saucepan. Mix in the tomato paste and pineapple and lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for thirty minutes, continuing to stir every few minutes. I used my immersion blender to puree the sauce. Let it cool to room temperature before serving.

*The spices are an approximation. I wanted a sauce more sweet than hot. Adjust them to your liking.