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Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

I was inspired to make this from a chain restaurant, Chili's. They have a honey chipotle sauce that is the best sauce I've had. They serve it on burgers, chicken sandwiches and even with French mix in with ketchup.
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I've searched all the grocery stores in my area for a sauce like that but I couldn't find one and I don't like to go out for dinner that often.

When it comes to barbecue sauce there are several kinds from different regions:
Eastern North Carolina-Vinegar base with spices
South Carolina- Mustard base with vinegar and spices
Texas- Thin sauce for smoking or basting
Kansas City-Thick, sweet and smokey with a tomato or ketchup base
Alabama- Mayo base with vinegar and spices.
Where I live in Louisiana, we really don't have set flavor, base or spices in the barbecue sauce. Sauces that I've had are spicy because of Cajun influence and a little bit of other states combined.

3 cups Tomato Sauce
3/4 cup Honey, I used local
1/3 cup Molasses or Cane Syrup
1 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Water
2 Teaspoons Chipotle Pepper
2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
1 Teaspoon Paprika

On a medium heat, combine all ingredients together and bring to a rolling simmer for 20 minutes or until it reduce to half.  Let it cool completely before transferring into container or mason jar. Store in refrigerator.


  1. I'm a huge fan of Chili's and I really love their honey chipotle sauce. I have never tried to prepare it for myself but I'd like, so thanks for the recipe :)

  2. I can literally think of so many dishes I can make and enjoy this with! I love it!

  3. I bet this would make a good chicken marinade!

  4. The sauce looks and sounds delicious. I would love to use this for my next bbq. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This looks so good. I will have to try making it sometime.


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