Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chocolate Barbecue Sauce: Memorial Day

Planning a Memorial Day barbecue? Why not a Chocolate Barbecue Sauce? The following barbecue sauce is great on chicken. I usually dredge the chicken in dark cocoa (unsweetened) first. You can also make your own dark chocolate syrup using organic premium chocolate. The taste will vary with the chocolate. Experiment. You can triple this recipe depending on how many people are coming to your barbecue!

To add more chocolate to your Holiday Barbecue, make Smores on the Grill or Banana Boats
Have a great holiday!


1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup Guittard dark chocolate syrup  (or make your own dark chocolate syrup)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp Hungarian paprika
1 tbsp prepared mustard
1/2 tsp hot sauce (use the very best; experiment with degrees of heat of the hot sauce)


Saute onions and garlic in olive oil, until tender. Stir in lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika and hot sauce. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes and reduce heat. Stir in ketchup, vinegar and Chocolate Syrup. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.


Mason Canyon said...

Chocolate barbecue sauce isn't something I would have thought of. But, you make it sounds interesting.

Thoughts in Progress

Janet Rudolph said...

Also there's a sauce that has chiles in it.. fabulous! These aren't sweet..but great.

Annmarie Kostyk said...

This looks like it's to die for! get it? To die for? Going to spread this on my burgers while they are grilling Monday. Maybe inject a bit into the center. Thanks!

Janet Rudolph said...

Good idea to put some in the center! Yum.

ECB said...

This is so up our alley! The boys at the Phantom Gourmet would be all over this too. Thanks for sharing!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh goodness...I'm not sure what I'm doing this weekend but I may whip up a batch; just in case!

Thanks for sharing, Janet!