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Red Chile BBQ Sauce
© Dana Gallagher

Red Chile BBQ Sauce

  • ACTIVE: 25 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 44 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes about 1 1/4 cups
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  1. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  2. 1/4 cup minced onion
  3. 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  4. 2 dried ancho chiles, stems and seeds discarded, chiles cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  5. 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  6. 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  7. 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  8. 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  9. 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  10. 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  11. 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  12. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  13. Salt
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic and ancho chiles and cook over moderate heat until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, orange juice, orange zest, thyme and cayenne. Simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened and flavorful, about 20 minutes. Season with salt.
Notes

One Serving: 202 cal, 12 gm fat, .6 gm saturated fat, 31 gm carb, 2 gm fiber.

Grill Match: Pork, chicken.