I combined a highly recommended recipe with the memories of a favorite commercially available artisan BBQ sauce.
Heather’s Greek/Thai Fig Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce
1 1/2 c ketchup
1 1/2 c Thai sweet chili sauce
4 good shakes of Liquid Smoke flavoring
1 T black pepper¼ c rice vinegar
1 T dried hot chile powder (chipotle and cayenne)
1 very large Vidalia onion, chopped fine
1 jar Greek fig jam
¼ c creamed honey
1 t olive oil
A bay leaf
In a sauce pan sauté the onion until tender and translucent. Add the Thai sweet chili sauce and the fig jam, stir together until melted. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes. Wonderful on ribs!
(Here is a link the original recipe)