Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Super easy, Homemade Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is better than anything in a bottle. Sweet, spicy, addicting!
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue sauce
Servings: 24
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Kellie from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large vidalia onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 canned chipotle chilis in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce I like Muir Glen Organic
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over med-high heat. Add the onion to the pot and cook until softened, approximately 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and chopped chilis. Cook for 1-2 minutes longer or until the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Stir in the paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, dry mustard, adobo sauce, honey and cider vinegar. Cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, molasses and worcestershire sauce, stirring to combine.
  3. Turn the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Using an immersion blender, puree the sauce until almost smooth. (I like to leave a little chunkiness but you  do you.)
  5. Cool the sauce to room temperature before transferring to an airtight container. Can be made up to 1 week in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Sauce can be canned using traditional canning techniques or frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 479mg21%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.