Can you ever run out of good braising liquid recipes? The answer is a resounding no. This combination is fantastic and I highly recommend you give it a try.
1 can diced tomatoes (18oz.)
1 medium onion diced
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetened black vinegar
2 ancho chilis
1tsp Chinese Five spice powder
2 tbsp ground cumin
Both sweetened black vinegar and 5 spice powder should be available at most international markets. The black vinegar is a tough flavor to describe, it reminds me of a cola flavor. I'll be adding this recipe as part of a video clip series on braising.