Preparation / Directions:
I forgot to mention that I also experimented a bit on my BBQ sauce for this past weekend. I, like most of you have a few favorite sauce recipes that I like. But being as lazy as I like to be, one of my favorites, is a doctored up version of Cattlemen's Smokey BBQ sauce. It's cheap, at about $7.00 a gallon, and readily available at Sam's, and many other wholesale warehouses, and it's good straight out of the jug! Normally, I'll add butter to add a bit of creaminess to it, and then brown sugar to sweeten it up just a bit. This has been one of my all time favorite standbys. Well, this past weekend, I spiced it up a bit by adding roasted garlic pepper, and chipotle sauce to it along with the butter and brown sugar.
I, along with my guest were really pleased with the results. The addition of the chipotle sauce added a deep, earthy taste to it with just enough "after glow" to it liven it up. The roasted garlic pepper added a great warmth of garlic to the blend. I suppose the warmth was accomplished by the "pepper" part of it. All and all, it was a pretty good sauce! I just wish that I would have measured the amounts of roasted garlic pepper and chipotle sauce that I added! But the rest of it goes as follows:
Melt butter in sauce pan. Add brown sugar and stir until melted. Stir in the rest of ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Can be served immediately, but best if allowed to chill over night.
Note: The chipotle sauce is not the adobo kind that has been discussed on the list in the past. This is the Bufalo brand, "Chipotle Mexican Hot Sauce" that's made in Mexico, and distributed by the Herdez Co. out of Carlsbad, CA. It's labeled as "very hot" but don't believe it! It's pretty mild. I stumbled across this stuff at our local Super Walmart. But I'd bet that there are other brands out there. There's an 800 number on the bottle for "Questions/Comments" that I called and got an answering machine that identified itself as the "Hormel Consumer Response Department" but "Hormel" in no where to be found on the outside of t