It was a gorgeous clear and crisp day here in Nova Scotia today and from the moment I woke up I was raring to start cooking and baking. I decided to make and share some more of the great recipes from the Crosby’s Molasses e-Books. Many people associate molasses with baking (for good reason, it’s awesome), but molasses is great in many savoury dishes – especially baked beans and sauces, namely barbecue sauce.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever made barbecue sauce from scratch, so let’s just say no. Since I was planning on grilling chicken wings today anyway, the Beer Barbecue Sauce jumped right out at me. Beer and wings go together like PB&J. This sauce is so quick and simple that I might be hard-pressed to buy store-bought BBQ sauce again – it was that good.
Sulphur dioxide and/or sulfites used to be added to molasses as a preservative or bleaching agent and causes an unpleasant aftertaste. Crosby’s does not add sulphur to any of their products.
Beer Barbecue Sauce from Crosby’s Molasses
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 1/2 cup Chili Sauce
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Stir all together in medium sauce pan, bring to boil over med/high heat. Reduce slightly and simmer and reduce for 10-15 minutes (I went 20, we like it thick!). Like any BBQ Sauce, put it on close to the end… the sugar content means it burns easily.
Thank goodness there was lots leftover, as Hubs loved this sauce and was slathering his wings with it. This recipe came from Crosby’s ‘The BBQ Book‘ which features 20 additional recipes from Bourbon Molasses Salmon, Pecan Pie Bars to Iced Chai. No doubt I will end up trying most of them in time… they’ve all been winners so far. Luckily Costco carries Crosby’s Molasses, so I’m always well stocked.
I’d like to thank Crosby’s Molasses for sponsoring this post. Opinions, as always, are my own.