Barbecue Pizza Sauce

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

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Barbecue Pizza Sauce

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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes about 4 cups
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:Immersion or Regular Blender
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Barbecue Pizza Sauce
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 small)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly minced garlic (about 2 medium cloves)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Procedures

  1. 1

    Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  2. 2

    Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, tomato paste, honey, cider vinegar, molasses, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. 3

    Using an immersion blender, or transferring to a regular blender, puree sauce until smooth. Use on pizza the same day, or transfer to a jar and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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