Kick-off party prepares for Scottsdale Showdown

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by Erin Kennedy

azfamily.com

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 2:00 PM

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MARICOPA, Ariz. -- Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle will be hosting a kickoff party on Friday, October 11 for the Scottsdale Showdown. Scottsdale Showdown will be held at West World on Saturday, October 19.

The Showdown Kick-Off Party is a free, family friendly event held from 5-10 p.m. The event will feature an appearance from Tuff Hedeman, a championship CBR Bull Rider, a mechanical bull, music, food, and family activities. 

Chris Fisher, executive chef at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle visited Good Morning Arizona Wednesday to cook an espresso jalapeno barbecue sauce for ribs.

Espresso Jalapeno Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:
-    2 medium yellow onions chopped
-    2 jalapenos seeded chopped
-    4 garlic cloves chopped
-    ½ cup cider vinegar
-    1 cup brewed espresso
-    1 cup ketchup
-    1 T cumin
-    1 ½ T dry mustard
-    2 T worchestershire
-    ½ cup water
-    2/3 cup brown sugar
-    ¼ cup molasses
-    salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1)    Mix the jalapenos, onion and garlic together.
2)    Add the remaining ingredients and mix everything together.
3)    Simmer the sauce for about 35-40 minutes.
4)    Strain the sauce depending on how chunky you want it to be.
5)    Grill ribs about halfway through, then add sauce and finish grilling.

For more information, visit: www.ultrastarakchin.com.

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