Cranberry BBQ sauce? How's that work? Recipe plz
It's based on a recipe in the Sauces Rubs and Marinades book by Raichlen
. His recipe:
14 oz ketchup
1/4 cider vinegar
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup worcestershire
2 Tbs molasses
1/2 medium onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
He says to simmer it for 15-20 minutes.
Based on the initial flavor, I probably used too much onion - a "medium onion" is pretty vague. I also thought it did not have enough cranberry flavor, but I had subbed in fresh cranberry sauce instead of that canned jelly crap. I doctored it up by adding probably a cup total of cranberry sauce and cooking it for more like 45 minutes to cook out some of the onion flavor. I took a stick blender to it at the end to grind up the whole berries from the sauce and the bits of onion. It was really good but a bit too tangy, so I added in a couple of Tbs of honey to balance it out. It got high marks from the neighbors.
I highly recommend that book by the way, as a starting point for bbq mixtures if nothing else. I use many of the recipes straight, or nearly straight anyway. I have a hard time not fiddling with things.