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Portobello burgers with a red wine BBQ sauce

I have already talked about my Bobby Flay fandom.  This particular recipe is one I have been meaning to post for a while.  I saw an episode of Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction where he prepared a red wine BBQ sauce for salmon.  I thought that this would be a good sauce to use on portobello burgers.  Of course I did not have the exact set of ingredients the night I decided to make this.  Below is my take on a red wine BBQ sauce, hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic gloves, put through a garlic press
  • 1 cup of red wine, I forget exactly what I used, but it was a Cabernet Sauvignon (never use a wine you would not drink when you cook)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 chili in adobe, chopped (use as much or as little as you want for heat)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper

In a pot, sauté the onion and the garlic for 4-5 minutes.  Add the red wine, bring to a boil and reduce by about 1/2 (to 1/2 a cup).  Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.  Cook for about 30 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

Grill the portobello burgers and place on a bun.  Top with the red wine BBQ sauce.


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This entry was posted on March 27, 2012 by in Healthy living, Peter Waterman's posts, Recipes and tagged , , , , , .
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