Ok so this was clearly Jay’s idea.
Anyone who knows 1. us, 2. Jay, and 3. Jay’s food history knows that he a. grew up husky (ha) and b. loves barbecue sauce. Like, loves it. I like it fine, but I always go for a mustardy or vinegary sauce. Jay, on the other hand, likes the ketchup/molasses-based stuff, preferably out of a jar.
Ew. To me, it’s way too sweet, and after a bite or two of anything with that kind of sauce on it I’m all…..WHERE IS ANY OTHER KIND OF FOOD GOOD LORD UGH. It’s really one of the few foods that I just can’t get into in large quantities.
But! There are other ways. Ways to make a red sauce that’s sweet but also tangy and smoky, super quick without simmering it all day OR buying a jar of something. And then you put it on tacos with crunchy vinegar slaw which TOTALLY makes up for the ketchup brown sugar base, and you have a taco.
A great taco.