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Old 06-15-2014, 03:09 AM   #1
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Detroit BBQ Sauce

Yes Detroit has their own BBQ sauce, it has for years. I have been making some different sauces lately so I thought I would post this up. This version of this sauce was my Grandmothers. She was known for never giving all the ingredients to recipes. I being craft as I am got this recipe from about 6 different relatives that she had given it too. Low and behold I have the only true and full version of this recipe. Now this recipe calls for Vernors pop, you can substitute with ginger ale, but for best results, please try to find some Vernors. Also if you would like fresh black cherries, you can use them, but you have to pit them, and you will need to freeze them, they do need to be frozen. The fresh cherries do give a better flavor though.


Ingredients:

2 cups frozen black cherries
1 cup Vernors
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 clove of garlic (creamed use mortar and pestle)
3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

Instructions:

Combine cherries, Vernors, and sugar in medium pan, over medium high heat, until sugar dissolves. Then turn heat down to medium.

Simmer over medium heat stirring occasionally until it reduces into a thickened liquid consistency

Reduce heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring until thoroughly incorporated. Simmer for 40 minutes.

You can use an immersion blender to get rid of clumpyness of cherries. You will need to run the liquid through a strainer after, to remove pulp
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Hey thanks Max. Looks good. Cant wait to give it a whirl. Black cherries are supposedly good for gout. I have a job application in the works to be a tail gunner on the Budweiser truck up there in Detroit. Could I list you as a reference? Thanks.
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Are Black Cherries those we will get from Traverse City in a few weeks? Fresh are a little pricy, but I'll give this a try. When in The Wolverine State do as the Wolverine does
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Yeah root for the Buckeyes! You can find black cherries all over the state.
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Black cherries are gonna be darn near impossible to find around here.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:07 AM   #8
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I will freeze some and send them your way if you want some John, just say the word. The only reason they are so plentiful in Michigan, is that we have cherry orchards all over the state, along with apple orchards. Hell I have a dwarf bing cherry tree in our front yard. We also have about 10 apple orchards in about a 10 mile radius of our house. I get alot of wood from them, most of the time they just give it away.
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I will freeze some and send them your way if you want some John, just say the word. The only reason they are so plentiful in Michigan, is that we have cherry orchards all over the state, along with apple orchards. Hell I have a dwarf bing cherry tree in our front yard. We also have about 10 apple orchards in about a 10 mile radius of our house. I get alot of wood from them, most of the time they just give it away.

I grew up in Michigan. I remember going to the cherry and peach orchards and picking our own when I was a kid. We used to pick a lot of stuff when i was a kid. Right around Mothers Day with used to pick ferns (fiddlesticks) picking raspberries and black berries, mushrooms asparagus was pretty common too.
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Strawberries, was our big thing we picked. Get about 2 bushels, and freeze them.
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