Step away from the bottled sauce with the flavor explosion that is homemade Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce!
This easy, homemade barbecue sauce combines the sweet tartness of cranberries, the smoky heat from chipotles, with the subtle maltiness of beer.
Bonus, this delightful sauce whisks together in minutes!
Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is versatile and a fantastic change from the traditional flavored barbecue sauces.
It is amazing on or in all of your barbecue grill or oven favorites like:
- OVEN ROASTED CRANBERRY CHIPOTLE GLAZED WINGS
- BARBECUED PULLED PORK
- BOURBON BACON GRILLED BAKED BEANS
- BARBECUE CHICKEN QUESADILLAS
- Roasted Ham
- Pork Steaks
- Hot Dogs
How to make Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
Begin by adding all of the ingredients to a small sauce pan.
The ingredients include cranberries, ketchup, brown sugar, beer, apple cider vinegar, chipotles, olive oil, Worcestershire, and garlic.
Simply simmer for 5 minutes before blending to the perfect, brushable consistency.
See the video below in the recipe card to watch me make this!
Can I use leftover Cranberry Sauce for Cranberry Chipotle Sauce?
Yes! Simply reduce the additional sugar added to the sauce. Details are below in the recipe card.
Can I use frozen or dried cranberries for Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce?
Yes! Frozen cranberries are used exactly the same as fresh cranberries and dried cranberries may be rehydrated and used as well. The details are below in the recipe card.
Is there a substitute for the beer/alcohol in Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce?
Non-alcoholic beer or beef or chicken stock can be used in place of the beer.
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Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup chipotles in adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- Add all of the ingredients to a small sauce pan and stir to combine.
- Over medium heat, bring to a low simmer.
- Cook for 5 minutes, stirring upon occasion.
- Use a blender, immersion hand blender, or potato masher to create a smooth, brushable consistency.
- Use or serve warm or at room temperature.
Can I use leftover Cranberry Sauce for Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce?Yes! Simply reduce the brown sugar added to the sauce to 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup.
Can I use frozen or dried cranberries for Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce?Yes! Frozen cranberries are used exactly the same as fresh cranberries. Dried cranberries may be rehydrated by microwaving in 1 cup of water until they boil. Let them sit in the hot water for 5 minutes before draining the water off.
Is there a substitute for the beer/alcohol in Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce?Non-alcoholic beer or beef or chicken stock can be used in place of the beer. Store leftover sauce in an air tight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Nutrition is approximate.
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