1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium-sized sweet onion, chopped finely
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flake (maybe less)
22-oz crushed tomatoes or a 28oz can
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup white vinegar + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp yellow or dijon mustard
-Saute the onion in the oil, then add the garlic and let cook 5-7 minutes
-Add the remaining ingredients except the mustard and cook for 30-40 minutes or until it has reduced and thickened (low heat)
-Add the mustard at the end, add more of certain ingredients to fit your taste
-Blend if you want, or leave it chunky!
*I used 28 oz of plain tomato sauce (it was all I had) and honey mustard instead of yellow or dijon. I ended up adding more molasses by the end to create a better balance of sweet and spicy, and I also added an extra 1-2 tbsp of sugar.