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3 Pepper BBQ Sauce

3 Pepper BBQ Sauce

Highly spicy, but with a sweet hot tang, 3 Pepper BBQ Sauce will satisfy everyone from the lovers of carne asada to Southern barbecue. Although named for its three pepper content, this recipe’s magic relies on puréed celery and onions, which give the sauce body and rounds out the flavor.


Ingredients
2
tablespoons
Olive Oil
1
onion, chopped
1
large rib celery, chopped
1/2
red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
2
dried chile de arbol peppers, stems removed
2
cloves
garlic, finely chopped
1
cup
ketchup
1/4
cup
vinegar
1/4
cup
brown sugar
2
tablespoons
hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
1
tablespoon
dry mustard powder
*
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Heat the olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, red bell pepper, chile de arbol and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool briefly.
Using an immersion blender, or a food processor, purée the mixture until it is coarsely ground. Serve warm, or cool completely and then store in the refrigerator until ready for use.

The base number of servings for this recipe is 32
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