Citrus Barbecue Sauce
A spicy Southwestern-style citrus barbecue sauce that pairs well with beef, pork, poultry and seafood.
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 red chile pepper, seeded and chopped*
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
- In a large skillet over low heat, sauté chopped onion, chili powder, chopped red chile pepper, and red pepper flakes in oil, stirring frequently, until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in orange juice, lime juice, sugar, lemon juice, cilantro, and salt. Increase heat to medium-high, bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Makes about 2 cups.
*Because hot peppers contain oils that can burn your eyes, lips and skin, protect yourself when working working with peppers by covering one or both hands with plastic gloves or bags. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes or face.