September 16th, 2007

Smokey Mango-Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Patricia Nieh
Portola Valley, CA

Smokey Mango-Mustard Barbecue Sauce

1 tablespoon salted butter
1 slice bacon, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 large jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (leave in seeds for hotter sauce)
2/3 cup gainy mustard
1 cup mango chutney
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup brewed coffee
Coarse salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt butter in medium size, heavy skillet over medium heat.  Add bacon and cook, stirring often, until fat starts to render (about 3 minutes). Add onion and jalapeno.  Cook until bacon is crisp and onion is soft and translucent (3-5 minutes).  Stir in mustard, chutney, vinegar and coffee.  Simmer, uncovered, until sauce is thick and rich (6-10 minutes).  Season with salt and pepper.  Serves 4-6.