Sunday, March 28, 2010

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

From bbq pork
I came across the original version of this sauce while searching for something to go with a pulled pork I was making. I added chipotle hot sauce, smoked paprika and Old Bay seasoning to bring out a great heat that lingers but is not overpowering. It's delicious.

Adapted from: Memphis Blues Barbecue House: Bringin’ Southern BBQ Home

By George Siu and Park Heffelfinger
Makes about 4 cups

8 Tbsp tomato paste
4 Tbsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp molasses
4 Tbsp white vinegar
4 Tbsp soy sauce
4 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp ketchup
4 tsp mustard
4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp  onion powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp or more chipotle hot sauce
4 tsp Old Bay or other seasoned salt
2 cups water

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Whisk thoroughly. Simmer over low heat, whisking frequently for  at least 1 hour - I usually do it for 90 minutes or longer. Store in airtight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

This is great on pulled pork or with homemade chicken wings or chickstrips.


  1. I imagine this sauce would taste wonderfully complex judging from the ingredients. Very interesting!

  2. This sounds awesome, I can't wait to give it a try!