Summer is officially here and that means it's time to start grilling! Everyone needs a go-to barbecue sauce in their life and if you are still clinging on to that bottle of Masterpiece or Sweet Baby Ray's (not that they aren't great in a pinch!) then it is time to let go and branch out - make your own! It's easier than you think. I promise.
*You can use frozen bagged cherries too if you can't find fresh
1. Heat oil. Saute onion for 3-5 minutes until translucent. Add garlic. Saute until fragrant (about 1 minute)
2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
3. Season to taste.
4. Puree with immersion blender or actual blender.
5. Stores in fridge for 2 weeks or you can freeze until ready to use
Note: Feel free to play around with different mustards, fruits, spices, vinegars and peppers until you nail a "signature" combination. If you like asian barbecue sauces, add orange juice, hoisin, and fish sauce. Instead of chipotle peppers you can add chili flake or sriracha. Options are endless. Have fun with it.