Cherry BBQ Sauce

Cherry BBQ Sauce - Finding Joy in My Kitchen

1 C ketchup (or 3/4 C tomato paste)

1/3 C cider vinegar

3 T brown sugar

4 T molasses

4 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp. garlic powder)

1/2 -1 tsp. sea salt

16oz {frozen or fresh} cherries

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. mustard powder

Begin by combining the tomato paste (or ketchup), vinegar, 

brown sugar, molasses, garlic, salt, onion and mustard powder.  

Stir until combined.

Then, add in cherries.  You can either add these whole 

{you'll puree the sauce later}, or chop them first to avoid having to puree the sauce later.

Simmer the sauce for 1-2 hours, or until flavors are well blended.  

The longer you cook it (even beyond 2 hours), the better blended the flavors will be.

Then, cool enough to handle the sauce.

Pour into a blender (or use an immersion blender if you have one), and blend until pureed.

Store in airtight containers in the fridge until ready to use.