Sweet with a Smokey, Spicy Heat, this Homemade Chipotle Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce is so good, you can use it on virtually anything!
This is a simple, but flavor packed sauce that can be whipped up in minutes!
The sauce features Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. They can be found in the Mexican section at virtually any grocery store.
Chipotles in Adobo are smoked and dried jalapeños rehydrated and canned in a sweet and tangy purée of tomato, vinegar, garlic, and some other spices, for a ruddy sauce that packs wicked heat but with plenty of balance and body. Sounds kind of like the ingrediants in barbecue sauce, right? That’s why it makes the perfect basis for one!
How to make Homemade Chipotle Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
Add the contents into a small mixing bowl with beer (stock can be substituted, but beer is preferable), brown sugar, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Puree using an immersion blender or traditional blender. Bring to a boil in a small sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes. That’s it. Super simple and so good!
The first time I made this, I was cooking with my brother Paul. (That was your shout-out Dude.) Everyone on my Dad’s side of the family and now my kids too, love to cook. Family cooking and creating are a common occurrence at our home
I was originally going to make a brown sugar and chipotle dry rub formy Grilled Sweet Chipotle Pork Tenderloin, but my brother thought a sauce would be even better, and boy was he correct!
Since then, I’ve used this on Chicken Wings, Ribs, and most recently on our absolute new favorite, Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas! Definitely check them out!!!
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Homemade Chipotle Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 cup Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce found in the Mexican section
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or blender and puree using an immersion blender or traditional blender.
- Place sauce in a small sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes and then remove from heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
- Baste meat with sauce when grilling/barbecuing.
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I added a tablespoon of honey because it was pretty spicy.
Sounds like a great addition. Thanks for reporting back!