This barbecue sauce is always a big hit. It's probably because of the sugar content, but you don't eat barbecue chicken or ribs to lose weight! I don't really like the smoky taste of commercial sauces, so I always make my own and double the recipe. There never seems to be enough, no matter how much I make.
Preparing the meat:
It is important to cook the meat first. This method keeps it tender and succulent.
In a covered roasting tin, bake chicken pieces or ribs for 30 - 40 minutes at 350F or 180C.
Remove from pan and place on a foil covered baking tray.
When the sauce is ready, put a Tablespoonful on each piece of meat.
Return to oven, this time uncovered, and bake until sauce is bubbling and caramelised (about 10 minutes).
Serve the rest of the warm sauce with the meat.
You can, of course, finish the cooking on a barbecue, but it is just as delicious cooked in the oven and it does not make such a mess.
Ingredients for the sauce:
2 oz butter
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup ketchup*
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
18 teaspoon pepper
Preparing the sauce:
Melt the butter and oil together in a small, covered saucepan.
Add the onion and sauté, covered, until soft and golden. (about 5 min)
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
A Little Tip:
*If you decide to double the recipe, you can add a tin of chopped tomatoes, drained, instead of doubling the ketchup. There is no need to double either the butter or the oil.