Chocolate Barbecue Sauce Recipe | SAVEUR

Chocolate Barbecue Sauce

A smooth, spicy-sweet barbecue sauce gets even richer thanks to the inclusion of a small amount of chocolate. We love it basted onto chicken as it grills, or painted atop a classic meatloaf.

Yossy Arefi

This smooth, spicy-sweet barbecue sauce is even richer thanks to the inclusion of a small amount of chocolate—enough to add both body and flavor. We love it basted onto chicken as it grills, or painted atop a classic meatloaf.

Chocolate Barbecue Sauce
This smooth, spicy-sweet barbecue sauce is even richer thanks to the inclusion of a small amount of chocolate—enough to add both body and flavor.
makes About 2 Cups

Ingredients

2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, minced
1 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 12 cups ketchup
13 cup packed brown sugar
14 cup brewed coffee
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
12 tsp. ground coriander
14 tsp. cayenne

Instructions

Melt butter in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions; cook until soft, 4–6 minutes. Stir in chocolate, ketchup, sugar, coffee, honey, vinegar, cocoa, Worcestershire, mustard, chili powder, salt, pepper, coriander, and cayenne; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Use right away or store refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 week.

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