Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Honey Chipotle - c'mon this barbecue sauce is insane!

I love making barbecue sauces but they can be a process. Here’s a spicy/sweet little number with some Chipotle heat that needs nothing more than a quick stir and few minutes of time.

Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

It’s a little bit of a miracle – you’d never guess by the taste how quick and simple this Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is to make and that it’s whipped together with pantry ingredients.

This is a great recipe to have on hand whenever you happen to run out of barbecue sauce and/or might be a little low on fresh ingredients – but it might just win you over and become your “go to” sauce.

Chipotle Honey Barbecue Sauce

  • Servings: 3/4 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons finely minced Chipotle Pepper (from a can of Chipotle in Adobo Sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 to 3 drops Liquid Smoke (optional)

Mix all ingredients together. Let sit for several minutes, which will help the sugar dissolve, mix again and adjust flavorings to taste.

This will thicken a bit more if refrigerated. Simply bring up to room temperature.


I’ll be taking this recipe to Fiesta Friday, hosted this week by Quinn @ Dad What’s 4 Dinner and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes.

27 thoughts on “Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

    • Hi Debbie, I wouldn’t even had tried this if I wasn’t missing some key items for my fave barbecue sauce. I wouldn’t have guessed a no cook sauce ketchup based would have been so wonderful! 🙂

    • As far as the liquid smoke in this, I could take it or leave it. The chipotle has a bit of a smokiness of it’s own. 🙂

      And thanks! I wasn’t happy with the pic – I just can’t get my camera to “see” what I see, lol!!

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