So naturally I figured I should try something like that too. But I really don't use ketchup, so...what about something to accompany my famous (in my mind) ribs. Perfect. That'll be a little bit of excellent on top of awesome. Let's make a BBQ sauce.
3-4 shallots chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) paprika (smoke)
1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt (I really like Maldon salt)
1/4 cup (50 mL) maple syrup
2 tbsp (25 mL) cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
Add chili sauce (tomatoes, hot sauce, Worstershire sauce), 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, bourbon, maple syrup and vinegar; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to 1 cup (250 mL), about 25 minutes. In your beautiful wife's Vitamix blender or food processor, puree until smooth. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)
It's going to smell heavenly in your home making this. It'll get the stomach juices flowing. All you have to do now is smear it all over your meat and listen to the sounds of joy!