Habanero Apple BBQ Sauce

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1 1/2 cups sauce
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Habanero Apple BBQ Sauce: This homemade sauce has heat, but also has a ton of flavor. It's nicely balanced and delicious on almost anything that'll come off your grill this summer! | macheesmo.com
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This homemade sauce has heat, but also has a ton of flavor. It’s nicely balanced and delicious on almost anything that’ll come off your grill this summer!

Ingredients

3 cups Martinelli's Unfiltered Apple Juice (you can also use Martinelli's Apple Juice or Cider)
1/2 cup chopped white onion
2 cloves garlic
3 habanero peppers, 2 halved, 1 minced
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Thickener:

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon Martinelli's Unfiltered Apple Juice (you can also use Martinelli's Apple Juice or Cider)

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, add Martinelli’s Unfiltered Apple Juice or Cider, onions, garlic, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and habanero peppers. For peppers, cut two of them in half and remove seeds. For one, remove seeds and mince.
  2. Bring sauce to a simmer and turn heat down to low. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring regularly. Then remove halved habanero peppers.
  3. Let sauce cool and then transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth. (TIP: To cool sauce quickly, pour it into a mixing bowl and stir it over an ice water bath to cool it very quickly.)
  4. Strain sauce through a metal sieve to make the sauce very smooth. If you don’t mind a little texture to your sauce, you can skip this step.
  5. Return sauce to a pot over low heat. In a separate small bowl, stir together Martinelli’s Unfiltered Apple Juice or Cider and cornstarch. Stir that into the sauce to thicken it.
  6. Let sauce cook for another 5 minutes or so (or longer if you want a thicker sauce).
  7. Remove sauce and let cool.

Use this sauce on a wide range of foods. It’s great on chicken, pork, shrimp, or veggies and is particularly good on grilled items.

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