Whaddaya do with 2 peaches, a handful of strawberries, and some onion and tomato left over from morning bagels? Why… you make barbecue sauce, of course!
I had been thinking about making some BBQ sauce for a few days – and today was the perfect day to do it. It’s raining outside… damp and chilly… perfect for firing up the grill!
Smoky Peach Strawberry Whiskey BBQ Sauce
- 2 peaches
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 cup bourbon or other whiskey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 can sliced poblano chilis
- salt & pepper, to taste
Roughly chop fruit and vegetables and place in pot with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes – until everything has broken down and sauce has thickened.
Carefully puree everything in a blender until smooth.
Return to pot to simmer and thicken more, if necessary. Enjoy!
Just slightly hot – but with lots of flavor. Fruity and savory at the same time. There’s a hint of whiskey but it enhances in the background rather than as a prominent flavor.
Tonight, it went on top of thick pork chops and since I got a couple of bottles out of this, we’re set for a while! I see some bone-in chicken thighs on the horizon!