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Adam Gertler's BBQ Sauce

Serves 6 to 8 cups

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup finely minced yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ rub
  • 1/4 cup Creole mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke, optional
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 4 cups ketchup
PREPARATION

Heat oil in a 1-gallon saucepan over medium heat. Sweat onions until translucent, about 5-10 minutes. Add garlic and sweat 1 more minute. Add dry spices and BBQ rub; stir. Cook until spices become fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add remaining ingredients and simmer slowly for 20 minutes.

Using an immersion blender, puree sauce until smooth.

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