Spicy Peanut Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Recipe from Paula Deen Show - Episode: Secret Recipes. The peanuts give this sauce a unique flavor that reminds me of Thai food, especially if you use chunky peanut butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil until peanut butter dissolves.
  2. Stir to avoid sticking.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

The sauce itself was nice and thick, but the vinegar was just too strong for my tastes, it was quite overwhelming. I served it over grilled chicken. I would probably try less vinegar next time, and definitely use chunky peanut butter. I made this for the "Hot, Spicy and Tasty" event - June 2009.

"Ratalouille" July 04, 2009

This is one of those thin, vinegar-heavy sauces. Its flavorful and not too spicy but the vinegar makes it sharp. I think it might be better to cook the pulled pork in than as a sauce on top of it.

3KillerBs April 17, 2008

Excellent sauce! I only made a quarter recipe to try on some boneless ribs because I was afraid we might think it was too spicy. Both DH and I *loved* it though and wished that I had basted all the ribs with this sauce. The only thing I didn't have was the celery seeds so I'll have to make sure I try that next time. I can't wait to try it with the chunky peanut butter! This recipe is definitely a Hidden Treasure of Zaar! Thanks for posting!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) July 17, 2007