New Mexico-Style Barbecue Sauce

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New Mexico-Style Barbecue Sauce

New Mexico-Style Barbecue Sauce


  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon Pasilla chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ancho chile powder
  • 6 plum tomatoes coarsely diced
  • 1 garlic clove finely diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the butter and sweat the onion and garlic until translucent. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Puree the mixture in a food processor, pour into a bowl, and allow to cool at room temperature.

    Will keep for 1 week or several months frozen.

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