Barbecue Sauce with Fresh Fig Balsamic


2 tablespoons OLIVE & VINE extra virgin olive oil (mild)
1/2 red onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup OLIVE & VINE Fresh Fig balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup water
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened about 3 minutes.

Add tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and chili powder; stir until well mixed. Whisk in water. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil while whisking.  Lower to a simmer and cook until mixture has thickened to fully coat the back of a spoon, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. 
Refrigerate up to two weeks.

Makes about 1 cup.