Youtube recipe Slightly modified to fit ingredients here.
1 large red onion, minced
3 cloves garlic fine minced
1 tbs olive oil,
sautee the onions, once they start looking "translucent" then add the garlic
DO NOT BROWN, just tenderize and cook. THE onion remains in "chunks in the sauce".
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups light ketsup (or tomato paste)
3+dashes cholula chipotle sauce (5-6 texas pete or lighter hot sauce for pussies like me)
1/2 cup dark beer, I added my amber lager homebrew. Dark beer is perhaps more bitter?
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbs worchester sauce
1/2tsp honey (original called for honey mustard)
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp celery seed (we used celery salt and reduced salt)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
Simmer 20 minutes to reduce to paste. Use and can remainder in jars. We ended up with a quart and some, the "youtube guy" used some really thick "sun dried tomato ketsup" and he ended up with a pint and half???? in the large skillet in the beginning ours looked like more volume.. Stirring them onions as they cook is gaseous, stirring the vinegar mix is too.. choking.. I may try to add the vinegar later in the mix next time. Vinegar (acid) helps break down tough meat and other spices into mix.
TASTES really good on a spoon, Barbeque is coming off the grille at 12:00 today. We got people/friends coming over and the main "sanke keg" is not fully carbonated yet, the stuff in the bottles has enough gas to tig weld with.. Hope they bring their own. (I may hide my chocolate-coffee beer keg)
EDITend of afternoon taste testing completed)
Kinda sweet, I think for my version here I'm shortening the sugar a bit and lengthening the vinegar to sour it up a tad.
If you hit the perfect combo, please post it. No pictures of the cookout.. I was having too much fun to worry about it.