You guys. This sauce! OMG to the E to the N!!!!
What the what was that all about?!?!?! I have no idea what I was trying to say there. I can’t even talk because this sauce is so good.
The other day I wanted barbecue chicken but I didn’t have any of the bottled stuff, so some things started happenin’ in my kitchen and boom, a sauce was born. This sauce is sweet, so my sister would be all “I can’t even deal with anything sweet on my regular food, blech!” But as for me and my crew, we looooove.
A thick and yummy onion and honey barbecue sauce. Gah.
I said GAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
I can’t even.
You have no idea how many times I licked my fingers. I’m glad no one saw. I was careful.
So I used this sauce on some chicken legs, but it would be good on just about anything. I’m thinking even pasta. No, I’m serious. Sort of. Okay, maybe not.
But anyway, it’s super good and I think you should try it at your earliest convenience.
–This sauce thickens a lot when it comes to room temperature. I used it right away, so I never really refrigerated it. I imagine the butter in it would firm it up quite a bit, so be aware of that if you refrigerate it and warm it up.
–Speaking of butter–yeah, it’s in there and it makes it rich and delicious.
–The caramelized onion make it delicious too. I used a sweet onion.
–FYI-When you are blending hot things in a blender, make sure that you don’t completely seal up the top with the lid because the steam builds up and I am telling you that it will blow the lid right off the blender when you turn it on and sauce will go everywhere. I speak from experience.
–I used bacon grease to caramelize the onion, but you could use butter.
- 2 tablespoons bacon grease or butter
- 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Place bacon grease or butter in a medium skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onions in a single layer. Cook until dark golden brown, about 10-12 minutes, stirring several times. Remove from heat.
- Place the tomato sauce and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking often. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender. Add onions and process until smooth. Makes about 1¼ cups of sauce.