Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

"Smokey and sweet. Not only a good mop for bbq pork, chicken or seafood, but also to dip chicken fingers."
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until very smooth, 1-2 minutes. Refrigerate.
  • Sauce may become quite thick once refrigerated. Just heat for a few seconds in microwave.
  • Recipe can be doubled or tripled and the level of chipotle pepper can be adjusted to suit personal preferences.

Questions & Replies

  1. Do you have to refrigerate this sauce?


  1. Fantastic exactly as written. Perfect blend of heat and sweetness and flavors... my husband said I should quit buying barbecue sauce and just make this. (And we live in the BBQ Capital of Texas!) We like things spicy, so I actually doubled the chipotles.
  2. Well strap me to a rocket and send me up into space...cos this was out of this world!!<br/>Seriously...this is quite simply the BEST barbecue sauce recipe that I have ever made-and I've been through quite a few believe me...DH actually said to cancel the search for his ultimate bbq sauce, as this was it.<br/>Quick,simple,no cooking and tastes absolutely fantastic. We used it on pulled pork sandwiches...and we're still drooling...really glad that I doubled the recipe, as this stuff is good enough to drink!<br/>Five stars....how mean, but that's all I'm allowed to give. Top marks to you gailanng...again!!!<br/>Made with absolute pleasure for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap#50.
  3. My dh & I both loved this bbq sauce. It was awesome, just packed full of heat and flavor. The only difference was that I used smoked chipotle chiles in adobe. Your recipe was quick and easy to make, with great instructions. My family will be enjoying this sauce often. I served it over meatloaf alongside your garlic mashed potatoes for a real taste experience. Thanks so much for sharing another winner.
  4. Outstanding BBQ sauce! Loved the smokey/spicy/sweet flavor. I added a little more chipotle than called for. Used this to grill chicken breasts but I think it would be terrific on ribs as well. Thanks for posting this keeper!
  5. I did double this recipe 'cause I wanted to use it for two things, shredded pork sandwiches & a chicken finger dip ~ Outstanding on both accounts! The only change I made was to cut back the amount of chipotle chiles by one-third! Definitely a winner for us! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]


  1. 3/4 cup Ketchup 2 T brown sugar 2 T cider vinegar 1 T Worcestershire 1/4 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp cayenne 1 tsp molasses 1/2 tsp ground mustard 1/4 tsp smoke paprika 1/4 tsp hot paprika 1/4 tsp new Mexico chili powder
  2. I removed the sugar and honey and replaced with a 1/4 of molasses. Then doubled the chipotle.


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