Tequila BBQ Sauce

Tequila BBQ Sauce

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  • 1

    small California/New Mexico dried chile

  • One

    6-ounce can tomato paste

  • 1

    cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½

    cup white tequila

  • ¼

    cup lime juice

  • 1

    tablespoon minced fresh garlic

  • 1

    tablespoon molasses

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Begin by placing the dried chile in a bowl with 1/4 cup hot water to rehydrate. In a medium saucepan, add the tomato paste, light brown sugar, tequila, lime juice, garlic and molasses. Stir well and bring to a gentle simmer. Add in the chile and soaking water, season with salt and pepper and simmer until the flavors meld together, 2 to 3 minutes. Process with a blender until smooth and serve with the ribs as a dipping sauce.


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