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Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce


  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 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.