Homemade chipotle molasses BBQ sauce

Homemade chipotle molasses BBQ sauce

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 400ml
Homemade condiments will always have the edge over shop-bought. This quick barbecue sauce is spicy, tangy and sweet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal20
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • ½ small onion, finely chopped



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  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 100ml apple cider vinegar
  • 85g dark soft brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1½ tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chipotle paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke (optional - see tip, below)
  • 350ml passata
  • 75ml black treacle


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic and cook for 5 mins or until soft. Add the rest of the ingredients.

  2. Bring to the boil, turn down to simmer for 15 mins, then leave to cool.

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25th Jul, 2017
This was very easy to make and very tasty. I had been looking for a good BBQ sauce for pulled pork and had not seen this one before, I plan to make this again lots!
Amy Hitch
9th Oct, 2016
I made this today and it is so tasty, first taste is sweet then you get that kick of spice love it. Will be making again, all this coming from someone who usually hates every Bbq sauce.
22nd Jul, 2016
Just made - this waiting for it to cool. This carries quite a punch so beware if you don't like too much chilli. I'm going to marinade an already slow cooked shoulder of lamb with it over night and BBQ it tomorrow - Hope this isn't too spicy once charred.
15th Jul, 2016
Brilliant recipie having made this a number of times. I had changed the chilli to mild for the grandchildren and I couldn't find chipotle paste so use a chipotle sauce instead. It still tastes delicious. Definitely recommend this one
15th May, 2016
Great recipe - halved the sugar, didn't add any treacle and omitted chilli for the children - still awesome. The liquid smoke is really amazing - worth adding.
24th Apr, 2015
Fantastic! Family love it,and husband used the leftovers on everything for days. Used the full 500ml of Passata and reduced the treacle to one tBsp. I am a dentist after all!
16th Oct, 2014
How long does this sauce keep for? Wondering how far in advance I can make it and how long it will last. Thanks.
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7th Nov, 2014
Hi there thanks for your question this will keep well in an sterilised airtight container, in a cool dark place for about 3 months and once opened keep in the fridge for up to a week.
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