Chocolate-Infused Barbecue Sauce

A small amount of unsweetened chocolate gives the sauce rich, complex flavor with subtle cocoa notes. This sauce pairs well with beef, pork, and chicken.

Yield:

3 1/2 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 26
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 0.5 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.2 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 124 mg
Calcium 6 mg

Ingredients

2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

Preparation

Combine ketchup and next 9 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk. Reduce heat; simmer 8 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.

Note:

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley,

Chocolate Therapy: Indulgent Recipes to Lift Your Spirits

December 2007