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It is almost the 4th of July, and do I have a killer recipe for you. Take your grilling up a notch with this Cherry Plum Barbecue Sauce. It has all of the wonderful sweetness and smokiness of a traditional sauce with a depth of fruity flavor from the cherries and plum. I also added some spice to give it a kick.
I made a big batch of this BBQ sauce and marinated the ribs for a day. While cooking, I continually smothered the ribs with more sauce, resulting in some succulent fall off the bone style ribs. We served them with a baked potato, and could not resist drizzling the BBQ sauce on the potato too!
Being a food lover, I have A LOT of cooking utensils. We have a gas grill, smoker, and of course a charcoal grilling fire pit. While I love my smoker, my husband absolutely loves the smoky flavor that comes from the charcoal grill. I think it also has something to do with the fact that he has to make a small fire to get it started. Seriously what is it with men and their fires?!?
Anyway, we are super excited because Kingsford Charcoal is on sale right now at Home Depot. We tend to go through quite a few packages of charcoal during the summer, so we will definitely be stocking up! From today through July 6th, Kingsford Original Twinpack will be on sale for only $9.88 which is half off of the original price!
So are you in the grilling mood yet? Head over to your nearest The Home Depot store to pick up your Kingsford Charcoal. Click here to find the store nearest you. Will you be cooking/grilling this 4th of July? Click here for some fun recipe inspiration.
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium red onion , chopped
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped pitted cherries
- 1 medium sized plum , pitted and chopped
- 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons ground pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
- Add onions and garlic and sauté for four minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine.
- Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer the sauce for about 30 minutes or until it has thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.
- Once sauce has thickened slightly, remove from heat and carefully place in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.