Root beer and apples and meat oh my! That's the song you'll be singing once you lay this sauce upon your pork chops, ribs, burgers, and more! There are so many delicious players in this dream of a barbecue sauce that work as the best team possible to play up your favourite meat dish. Savoury, sweet, spicy - it can't lose!
Step 1 - Brew tea in a small pot with one cup of water for 5-6 minutes, then remove to steep. Drain leaves from tea and reserve.
Step 2 - Add Harissa Olive Oil to a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and apple, sautéing for 5-6 minutes until softened.
Step 3 - Add brown sugar and spices to saucepan, stirring to combine. Add in remaining ingredients and bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Let sauce simmer for about 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Sauce is done once reduced and thickened. If it coats the back of a spoon it's perfect! Blend in batches in a blender or using a immersion blender in the pot until sauce is smooth and silky!