Raspberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce


Raspberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

This is a quick and easy way to prepare a nice, fruit-based barbecue sauce with a little heat. This sauce works really well on pork and chicken.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ, Fusion
Servings: 3 Cups


  • 11/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (minced)


  • In medium saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic and cook for 20-30 seconds, or until it becomes fragrant. Add ketchup, raspberry preserves, and vinegar. Simmer over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add remaining ingredients to saucepan, reduce heat to low and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Once sauce has cooked, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes before using. If using a table sauce, let sauce cool for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Store unused sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 1 week after preparation. Warm before using.