Now that they have BBQ sauce at the grocery store, I decided that I wanted to BBQ but did not want to spend the 4+ Euro for a small jar so wisked up something on my own. If you want a spicy, sweet, flavorful recipe, here is what I did:
2 large red onions, chopped then sauteed in olive oil until transluscent
To these I added 3 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar (well zucchero di canna), 2 tablespoons of molasses, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon 5 spice powder and 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers. Sauté for a bit longer then add 2 tablespoons vinegar (I used rice vinegar) stir and cook for a minute then add 1 bottle of ketchup and 2 bottles of pomodoro passato. Cook until thickened (I cooked it on a low flame for about 40 minutes). Adjust sweet/salty/sour as needed.