Football season is here and what better way to spice up your favorite tailgating food than with this chocolate beer chipotle barbecue sauce!
Word on the street (and out of the.boy’s mouth) is that my tailgating virginity is simultaneously a travesty and unforgivable (personally I think his interest is just piqued by the word “virginity”, but whatever). That I am missing out on one of life’s best!, most fun! and most delicious! experiences and that we really must remedy this “situation” we’ve found ourselves in immediately before I become a cat lady or, worse, a Giants fan.
What one has to do with the other, I’m still thoroughly unclear on, nor do I have any idea how a boy born and raised in Brooklyn can call himself a diehard Cowboys fan. But so it is.
The thing is, the whole standing outside and shivering for hours on end thing is not really my style.
I’m much more of a sprawl out on the couch with a pumpkin beer and a big plate of food under a blanket kind of gal.
But…I thought I’d concede just a little to the.boy. So I made him barbecue sauce.
Smoky spicy beery chocolatey barbecue sauce. Barbecue sauce that you kind of want to smother all over everything you can get your hands on and that, with just one sniff, transports you back to the football stadiums of your college days.
Barbecue sauce that I then proceeded to serve him on a veggie burger. Probably not the most conventional of tailgating cuisine…
…But, you know. It’s the thought that counts.
This recipe is part of a series I’m doing with Divine Chocolate to show how you can infuse their delicious chocolate into every meal of your day! Though I received their chocolate bars for free, my thoughts and opinions on it are all my own. Also, I would like to announce the winners of last week’s #DivineInNYC giveaway! The winners are: Kammie of Sensual Appeal, Abby of Seaweed and Sassafras, and Meredith. I’ll be emailing you!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 cup pumpkin ale
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 oz 85% dark chocolate
- In a pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot. Simmer until thickened, about 15-20 minutes.