Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

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Recipe Rating: 3.54347
Makes about 2 cups
Brush this tangy-sweet sauce over roasted meat or veggies, or use it as a spread for sandwiches or grilled cheese. Double this recipe easily to make multiple gifts for friends, and package for gift giving with our downloadable gift tag.
Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
Method: 
Heat oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Cook onion until softened, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, about 5 minutes more. 

Add sugar, tomato paste, mustard and cayenne and cook, stirring constantly until darkened and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in vinegar and cranberries and continue to cook, stirring often, until cranberries begin to pop, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside to let cool slightly.

Transfer contents of the pot to a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Transfer to a jar, seal tightly and refrigerate.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 tablespoon, 20 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 60mg sodium, 3g carbohydrates.
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