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Peach Tea BBQ Sauce

This super easy, mouthwatering Southern-inspired peach tea BBQ sauce is a perfect match for grilled chicken, pork ribs, tenderloin, or chops!

Peach Tea BBQ Sauce

If you enjoy fruit-based barbecue sauces, then this fantastic peach BBQ sauce is a must-try! The great thing about this recipe is that it only requires a few ingredients and can be made in under thirty minutes.

Slather this peachy sauce on to smoked chicken thighs and BBQ ribs. This recipe makes roughly 2 cups of peach tea BBQ sauce. Which is enough for:

  • 2 full racks of spare rib
  • 3-4 racks baby back ribs
  • 10-12 chicken thighs
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BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 13 bags of peach tea (Bigelow Perfect Peach-found in most supermarkets and online)
  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed (or 2 tablespoons brown sugar + 2 tablespoons molasses)
  • 1/4 cup peach or pineapple preserves
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Chicken Rub (or your favorite Kansas City-style rub for pork or chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • pinch of cayenne, optional
Peach Tea Barbecue Sauce

How to Make Peach Tea BBQ Sauce:

  • Make the peach tea concentrate: In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, and add the 13 peach tea bags. Steep for 10 minutes. Lightly squeeze bags to remove excess moisture before discarding them. Set peach tea concentrate aside.
  • Assemble sauce ingredients: Add ketchup, peach tea concentrate, brown sugar, peach preserves cider vinegar, and BBQ rub to a separate small saucepan.
  • Simmer sauce: over medium heat for 2 minutes, until well combined. Stir often. Reduce heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes. Set to low if the sauce is bubbling too much.
  • Cover and keep warm: Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of butter until it has completely melted. Cover pot and keep warm before using.
  • Storing: If making this peach tea sauce ahead of time, let it cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Rewarm before using.

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Peach Tea BBQ Sauce

This delicious Southern-inspired peach tea BBQ sauce works beautifully with grilled, baked, or smoked chicken and pork ribs, tenderloin, or chops! Recipe makes 1 3/4 cups of sauce.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: BBQ sauce, BBQ sauce recipe, peach tea BBQ sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 13 bags of peach tea Bigelow Perfect Peach
  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup peach or pineapple preserves
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Chicken Rub or your favorite smoky rub
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, and add the 13 peach tea bags.
  • Steep for 10 minutes.
  • Lightly squeeze bags to remove excess moisture before discarding them. Set peach tea concentrate aside.
  • Add ketchup, peach tea concentrate, brown sugar, peach preserves, cider vinegar, and BBQ rub to a separate small saucepan.
  • Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, until well combined. Stir often.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes. Set to low if the sauce is bubbling too much.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of butter until it has completely melted.
  • Cover pot and keep warm before using.
  • If making this sauce ahead of time, let it cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Rewarm before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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