What is easier than putting a handful of simple ingredients into a blender, pureeing until smooth and then simmering over medium-low heat, covered, for 15-20 minutes? Having someone else do it for you! Which is always a nice option that many of us don’t have.
Sometimes it’s just about making due with what we have on hand. So, if you don’t have balsamic vinegar, substitute with whatever vinegar you do have. I used balsamic only because I like the color and its’ richness for this recipe. Lacking Maple Syrup? Substitute with Coconut or Brown Sugar, Honey or Soaked Dates and they will all offer similar results although you may need to adjust the sweetness to taste. If you’re big fan of spices, you may choose to increase the amount of One Love BBQ! Give this a whirl and make additional adjustments or additions to suit your own personal preferences. The ingredients are listed below, and the instructions are simple.
1- 15 oz. can whole, diced or pureed Tomato
6 oz. Tomato Paste
¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
¼ cup Molasses
½ cup Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Dijon
2 Tbsp One Love BBQ
1 tsp Salt
Puree, Simmer, Stir, Simmer, Stir, Smile, then Dip, Slather and Enjoy!
Ps. How about a couple of simple equations to switch it up?
ONE LOVE SMOKIN BBQ Sauce: Simply subtract 1 Tbsp of One Love BBQ and add 1Tbsp of Smokin’ Cowboy
One Love Moroccan BBQ Sauce: Simply subtract 1 Tbsp One Love BBQ and add 2 tsp Pachamama Lama, 1 tsp Jerk Harissa and 1 tsp Bahamen Baker.
Want More Pop? Substitute Apricot Jam for the maple and add a half cup of Water. Finish you dish off with some freshly chopped Mint! A super crowd-pleaser has arrived!