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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 raspberry-chipotle sauce works really well on pork, chicken, beef chuck roast, venison, and duck breast.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ, Fusion
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2.5 Cups
Calories: 481kcal


  • 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 simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Once sauce has cooked, remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes before using. If using as a table sauce, let sauce cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.
  • Store unused sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 1 week after preparation. Warm before using.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 4761mg | Potassium: 927mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 1843IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg