Old West Ranch Style Barbecue Sauce
On our recent trip to Tombstone, one of the souvenirs I picked up was a cookbook called Cowboy Cookin'.
After browsing through the recipes, which I'm hoping to try soon, I came upon this one for Barbecue Sauce and it immediately caught my eye. Having some ribs to cook for dinner I thought that it would be the perfect time to try this sauce.
It has to cook for 2 hours, so if you're making it for dinner, be sure to start it early in the morning.
1 cup molasses
1 medium onion
1/2 cup butter or bacon drippings (I used butter)
2 large cans of tomatoes
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/3 cup of vinegar
4 cloves of garlic (mashed)
1 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan.
Bring to a full boil over medium heat stirring occasionally. Reduce to a low heat. Cover and cook for about 2 hours, stir occasionally, until sauce has thickened and all ingredients are well blended. Sauce will turn very dark.
Apply to rib-eye steaks or ribs as required.
Note: It doesn't tell you to do this, but I used my immersion blender to puree everything.