RECIPE: Smokin’ Chocolate Beer Barbecue Sauce

Smokin’ Chocolate Beer Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup finely minced onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup Chocolate Stout Beer (such as Young’s Double Chocolate Stout)*
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika**
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder**
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ ounces Kroger semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add onion and cook until nearly soft, about minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add all remaining ingredients, lower heat, and cook/simmer until thickened, about 15 to 25 minutes. Serve over Kim’s Cocoa Rubbed Pork Tenderloin. Refrigerate leftovers in tightly covered container.

*Some Kroger stores sell single bottles of this beer. Use any favorite dark beer if you prefer.

**If you prefer hotter, spicier and smokier, add a little extra!

Makes about 2 cups sauce.

Recipe by culinary registered dietitian nutritionist Kim Galeaz, RDN CD