2 teaspoons smoked or regular paprika (mild or spicy)
2 teaspoons cayenne (optional )
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
In a skillet, heat the olive oil of your choice over medium heat. Sauté onions for approximately 5 minutes until softened. Add Worcestershire, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, mustard, minced garlic, paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
Transfer all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Let cool. Use on chicken, pork or beef.