Peach Barbecue Sauce: Homemade and Healthy!
Barbecue sauce is just part of the American picture of a perfect summer weekend. Unfortunately, it also made it onto the top 15 on the list of worst condiments in several respected and widely-read journals. Traditional barbecue is chock full of “natural flavors” that are about as unnatural as you can get, modified sugars, and flavor enhancers.
I know some people who don’t bother to make their own healthier versions of things at home, even though they know it’s better for them, simply because the packaged, phony stuff at the store just tastes so good and the healthy version can’t live up to it.
I am happy to announce that this barbecue sauce does. With a sweet, fruity tang of the peach, this sauce is one make-at-home that really goes pop!
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup butter
2-5 chipotle chilies, grated (depending on how spicy you want your BBQ)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/3 cup bourbon
5 peaches, peeled and chopped (Or you can leave the peel on. I did.)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
salt to taste
Cook onions and chipotles in coconut oil and butter until onions are soft. Add peaches and cook another 3-4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until desired consistency is reached, or about five minutes. Run through blender or VitaMix until smooth and thick, and you are ready to slather the sauce all over your grilling chicken thighs and sizzling porch chops.