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RECIPE: Lindt Barbecue Sauce

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RECIPE: Lindt Barbecue Sauce

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It may be the last few weeks of summer but there is still plenty of grilling to do! Entice your party guests with a barbecue sauce made with a secret ingredient: chocolate! The addition of Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili will give your homemade sauce depth and richness that can only be provided by dark chocolate.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili Barbecue Sauce


2 TBSP olive oil

1 small onion, very finely chopped

1 1/2 cups ketchup

3/4 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1 bar (3.5oz) Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili Dark Chocolate, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Cook onion for 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in ketchup, chicken broth, brown sugar, lime juice, Worcestershire and salt; bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate until melted. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Yields: 2 cups

Maitre Tip: Use barbecue sauce to baste ribs, pork chops or chicken during the last few minutes of grilling.

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