Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Barbeque Sauce Recipe With Chile And Chocolate!

By Kaylynn Alcyone

Don't wait for dessert to get your chocolate!

When you are looking for a special barbeque sauce recipe, you should really try this one. It has a unique combination between spicy and sweet taste sensations. When you serve it, your guests will keep guessing what your secret ingredient might be. And it also makes a wonderfull thank you gift for the hostess of a barbeque party when it's jarred. You could present it with a package of other chocolate treats, cookies, truffles, ... Now, go on, take a risk, your taste buds will love you for it.


1 tablespoon of softened butter small diced Spanish Onion 4 minced garlic cloves 2 diced plum tomatoes 14 ounces of vegetable stock 8 ounces of typical store bought barbeque sauce teaspoon of cumin 1.5 Ounces of dark brown sugar 4 teaspoons of Ancho Chile powder teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of fresh cilantro 2 ounces of high-quality dark chocolate ( the higher cocoa percentage the better) Salt and Pepper to taste

Melt the softened butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Onion and garlic are to be sauted for five minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

Now, slowly add your tomatoes and continue to saut for five more minutes. Add your Chile powder and sugar to the sauted vegetables and stir frequently. Let this mixture simmer until it reaches a paste consistency.

Once the mixture has thickened, add your spices, vegetable stock and barbeque sauce and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce heat and let the pot simmer for about thirty minutes. Now for the main event! Add your chocolate and cilantro and continue to simmer the mixture for an additional five minutes.

Remove your sauce pan from the heat and let stand for at least ten or twelve minutes. Puree your sauce using a hand mixer or immersion blender and refrigerate for fifteen hours or more.

For all chocolate lovers!

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