Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce


prep 0:15       total 1:15



1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bottles (12) chili sauce
1 jar (12 oz.) cherry preserves or
1 cup cherry cola (regular, not diet)
1/3 cup golden brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce (to taste)


Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; sauté until golden, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Stir in chili sauce, preserves, cherry cola, brown sugar, and vinegar; bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until reduced to 4 cups, stirring often to prevent scorching, about 50 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper and more hot pepper sauce, if desired. Transfer to bowl and cool completely. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Cover and refrigerate

Author's Comments

goes well with ribs,chicken and sausages

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