Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!!!

I just wanted to quickly say that I hope that everyone is enjoying a wonderful Labor Day with their families and friends. For the Mommies out there, this might be a time to reflect on the day your child(ren) was born. For those who are currently expecting you will have a new respect for Labor Day next year.

A quick meatless Monday for now, but I will post more later this week. Thought this one would be very appropriate for the last official grilling holiday of Summer.

Hot and Sweet Barbecue Sauce

2 c. chopped onion (about 2 med.)
4 cloves of garlic chopped
½ c. vegetable or canola oil
14 oz. Can of tomato paste
1 c. cider vinegar
1 c. honey
½ c. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. Dijon mustard
½ c. soy sauce (dark)
1 c. hoisin sauce
2 T. chili powder
1 T. ground cumin
(1) 7 oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo
1 c. apricot all-fruit spread

Sautee onions and garlic in oil over medium heat until translucent. About 7-10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Blend until smooth with and immersion blender or in an upright blender (be very careful as the liquid will be hot). Use on chicken, ribs, pork chops, whatever you like. Makes aprox. 1 ½ quarts. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to three months.


  1. This sounds wonderful!! Can't wait to try it. I love me some bbq ribs!

  2. Me too, and I think that one of my childs first foods was ribs!