Are you ready for a summer grilling? I have The Best Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe for you! This is not just easy to make but super versatile! Perfect for brisket, burgers, chicken, pork, and veggies too! This homemade barbecue sauce has a spicy kick but not overpowering! I always start at a midpoint of spice and add more spice if you like your food really spicy. Pair this easy BBQ sauce with beef, poultry and even on veggies! Make a big batch and freeze for later! Keto friendly!
I preach a lot about the benefits of homemade recipes because they are not using preservatives and things we cannot pronounce! This yummy chipotle BBQ Sauce is a keeper. Easy to prepare and it can be used as a marinade or a barbecue sauce. I have paired it with a fabulous beef brisket, recipe to follow next week. I normally make this easy BBQ sauce in a saucepan. Today, I made this homemade chipotle BBQ sauce in the Instant Pot and added the brisket, holy deliciousness! Spicy yet not overpowering and oh so delicious! We love BBQ ribs and we use my easy tutorial “How to grill ribs” to make the best ribs!
This easy homemade barbecue sauce is a sauce for so many recipes. I tend to make this and adjust the final spices, depending on who I feeding and the recipe. I tend to make a triple batch and separate into quart size bags. The family loves this Chipotle BBQ Sauce on brisket, chicken, and pork. If you love a great BBQ pizza, this is my go-to sauce to use.
One of the ingredients to make this easy barbecue sauce is “chipotles in adobo sauce”, what it that and where can I find it in the grocer?
Chipotles in adobo are a canned product that is usually found in the Mexican section of your grocery store or through Amazon. The chipotles are smoked and dried jalapeno in a thick spicy yet somewhat sweet tangy red sauce.
I have had friends unable to locate chipotles in adobo sauce, any substitutions?
If you cannot find the chipotle in adobo at the grocer or have run out of chipotle in the cupboard, you never know when you may need to make a substitution. I found this great article and this is an awesome substitute!
Can Chipotle BBQ sauce be made ahead and frozen?
Yes. I encourage you to make a large batch, label 1 quart of gallon bags with date and sauce title and use when needed. I would use within 3 months. If refrigerated, about 3 days well-covered.
This Chipotle BBQ sauce only calls for using a portion of the canned chipotle chili in adobo do not call for using the full can, what do you do with the remaining chilis?
The canned chipotles should be well covered and in the fridge for about 4 weeks.
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How to Make the Best Chipotle BBQ Sauce:
- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add olive oil. Once warmed, add onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients, simmer for about 30 minutes. The mixture will thicken and the tomato base will darken.
- This easy BBQ sauce has simmered for about 30 minutes and all the flavors have blended for a tasty sauce.
- I often give this homemade BBQ sauce as a hostess gift with the directions attached! Chipotle BBQ sauce is perfect for brisket, ribs, chicken, and turkey. I love this sauce on cauliflower steaks too! Just delish!
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The Best Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe
Homemade chipotle BBQ sauce is easy and delicious. Ready in 30 minutes, you won't want a store bought sauce again. I have made this sauce with a bit of spice using chipotles in adobo sauce. Freezes really well too
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup I use low-salt
- 8 ounces tomato sauce I use salt-free
- 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ground paprika
- 1 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- salt, to taste
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat add the olive oil. Add in onions and garlic. Saute about 3 minutes, onions will get translucent, add the garlic and saute another 2 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, ketchup, tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, ground mustard, pepper, and salt. Cover pot and let simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. Check seasonings and make any adjustments, if needed.
BBQ sauce can be kept tightly covered in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Can be frozen for 3 months. Use on ribs, beef, poultry, turkey, and veggies.
- I use low-salt ketchup and salt-free tomato sauce due to having high cholesterol, you can use regular ketchup and salt.
- After sauce has simmered, check seasoning, adjust if needed.
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.
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