Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
I’ve mentioned several times now how nice & warm our weather is right now. We’ve been getting our pool set up, gardening done, & a lot of grilling out too. We have a sandbox on our back porch, so our littlest loves to sit out there with us while we’re preparing dinner, and then we all gather around the picnic table to eat. I totally love it.
We love chipotle in our house, and I use it in so many recipes. So, if I see that in the ingredient list – count me in.
The barbecue sauce was so easy to put together, and was the perfect consistency too. I ended up increasing the molasses & Worcestershire sauce by just a smidgen, and omitting the paprika all together. We brushed it on bone-in chicken breasts, and grilled them for about 20 minutes. Goodness gracious – they were so good! In fact, as I’m writing this – my husband just peeked over my shoulder and saw that I was posting it, and said ‘Man, those chicken breasts were so good!’. They seriously were. 🙂
This was amazing on our chicken breasts, but I can’t wait to try it on some other cuts of meat. It makes for a killer barbecue sandwich too when paired with some pulled pork! Yum.
You can even make it in large batches, & can it for future use 🙂
- 1 cup finely diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¾ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 3-4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons chile powder, ancho if you can find it
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat, saute the onions in olive oil for 8 minutes. Add the garlic & cook another 2 minutes, or until onions are very soft & golden. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low & cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes for the flavors to marry.
- Using an immersion blender or food processor, puree the mixture until very smooth. If the sauce is too thick or chunky, add a little water (a tablespoon or two at a time), until the desired consistency has been reached