This is a bold and spicy bbq sauce that pairs up real nice with brisket. The prep is pretty simple but the flavors are complex enough to keep your mouth happy.
Here is almost everything you need for this recipe. I realized after I was back in the kitchen that I left the Worcestershire sauce out of the picture 🙂
- 1.5 cups ketchup
- 12 oz Coke
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 small onion
- 2 chipotle peppers
- 2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbls black pepper
- 2 tsp diced garlic
Start by rough chopping a small onion and browning it in the butter over medium heat. After about five minutes add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 20-30 minutes.
When the sauce has reduced in volume by about half pass it through a sieve to remove the solids. This will make a little over a pint of sauce.
The heat in the sauce comes from the black pepper and the chipotles. The full tablespoon of black pepper is almost too much for this recipe but it mellows as it simmers. If you want to adjust the heat on this sauce I would suggest adding more chipotles as the flavor is outstanding.
This sauce was not hot enough to scare anybody but did have enough kick to make your mouth know that this wasn’t a Kansas City sugar party.
This went great with sliced brisket. I am going to use the rest of this batch with some hamburgers and might even use it as an excuse to smoke a chuck roast.
Here are some more homemade bbq sauce recipes just in case this wasn’t what you were looking for.
This sauce would pair well with any of theses competition quality brisket rubs.