Tomato-Jalapeno Barbecue Sauce


Tomato-Jalapeno Barbecue Sauce

Sweet, spicy, and smoky, this sauce adds a fantastic tomato-jalapeno flare to beef ribs. This sauce can also be used on pork ribs, chops, or chicken.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Servings: 2 Cups


  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno jelly
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic (substitute with garlic powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)


  • To prepare sauce, combine all sauce ingredients (except butter) in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium high heat until jalapeno jelly and sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low and simmer on low for 4-5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter. Allow sauce to cool before using. Use immediately or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • To use, simply baste onto ribs (or meat of choice) during the last 30 minutes of cook time. Do this every 10 minutes or so, until right before the meat has cooked through.