I figured it would taste ketchupy if I made it and so it did. I believe this sauce would be an alright base for improvement for another bbq sauce, but it does not taste well as a sauce itself. Therefore, I give you two stars. One for a simple sauce that is base for imrpovement, and two, because you are on the right track for a bbq sauce.
Great base. Never grated an onion before. Think I'll just mince and use a immersion blender next time, after I've cooked and cooled it. Also think I'll add some garlic and sauté it with the onion and butter for a few minutes before mixing with the rest of the recipe. I'm quite impressed for it seemingly being so simple. Look forward to tweaking it as described. Half the recipe unless you are throwing a party. Bay leaf probably superfluous.
This sauce is great. Served it with beef brisket hoping to get a "Texas Style" taste and it is my favorite sauce so far!! Although I was skeptical at first, it had just the right amount of seasoning and flavor and was so easy to make. Will be making it again soon!
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