Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe. Daniel Troutman Photography/Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: About 4 1/2 cups (serves 30)
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This is a classic style barbecue sauce with the added smoky flavor of chipotles (smoked jalapenos). You can either purchase them or make your own chipotles. This sauce works really well on any meats, seafood, and vegetable substitutes.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups/600 mL ketchup
  • 1/2 cup/1290 mL onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL water
  • 2 cans chipotle chilies (smoked jalapenos, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

How to Make It

1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onions and sauté over medium heat until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 20-30 seconds. Stir in brown sugar, celery salt, and black pepper. Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low heat until the sauce thickens.

2. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 or so minutes before using. If serving as a side sauce, let sauce cool a little longer.

3. If making ahead of time, let sauce cool completely (about 30 minutes( and place in an airtight container.

 Store in the refrigerator for 7 days after preparation.  Reheat before using.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 37
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)