Sweet and Tangy Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author A Bachelor & His Grill


  • 1 small sweet onion fine dice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine pinot nior or cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground peppercorn to taste


  • Warm olive oil in a heavy bottom pot, then saute finely diced red onion and minced garlic, until caramelized. Turn down heat and pour in red wine deglazing bottom of the pot, scraping up all of the browned bits. Stir intermittently until wine reduced by half. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover the pot and simmer until desired consistency achieved. Place into a food processor and puree. Set aside to cool.