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Chef Bill's BBQ Sauce

words by Celeste Leal • image by Frankie Leal

When I think of summer, I think of good times, 4th of July, and BBQ! But you can’t have BBQ without Chef Bill’s BBQ Sauce. Chef Bill Hassett of Masterpiece Catering is going to share how to make a BBQ sauce that is going to livin’ up your meal, his way. The rich sweet Balsamic gives a wonderful flavor to this smoky treat. It’s so good you won’t even need a napkin! Enjoy.

28oz Ketchup
1 Med. Onion
(minced or process in processor until minced)
4 Cloves Garlic (minced)
2 T. Olive Oil
1 C. Brown Sugar
3/4 C. Balsamic Vinegar
1 T. Mesquite Seasoning
or 1 T. Liquid Smoke
2 tsp. Thyme
1 T. Tabasco Sauce
1 tsp. White Pepper
1 C. WaterInstructions:
Sauté onion in olive oil about 5 min.
Add brown sugar and balsamic vinegar.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 min. Add ketchup, Tabasco, mesquite (or liquid smoke), pepper and thyme.
Simmer 15-20 min. Add water to thin as needed. Use as basting sauce or pass sauce at table as desired.


About the Chef:
Chef Bill Hassett has been in the culinary industry for 24 years and has owned and operated several restaurants in that time span. Currently Bill is the owner of Masterpiece Catering, specializing in everything from small intimate dinners, Birthday’s, Wedding’s, Reunion’s, Corporate Events, Family Gathering’s, Holiday parties or any other special events that you may have. Call Chef Bill Hassett today to reserve your evening with a master of the trade. 559.393.5147

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