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Using Onions in BBQ Sauce Question

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el bandito Nov 25, 2011 06:49 AM

Some BBQ sauce recipes call for using onions instead of onion powder. Is there some way to avoid having these little onion chunks in your sauce? That's very unappealing.

Thank you,

El Bandito

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    wyogal Nov 25, 2011 06:53 AM

    Use an immersion blender or otherwise puree the sauce. By the time my sauce cooks, the onions are soft anyway.

    1. Veggo Nov 25, 2011 07:02 AM

      Strain your sauce with cooked onions though a strainer - the onions all but disappear as almost no trace of onion will be captured in the strainer, if they were allowed to cook. Way better than powder.

      1. pdxgastro Nov 25, 2011 08:57 PM

        You could try using shallots instead of onions. I heard that shallots disintegrate into food whereas onions don't.

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