Recipe | BBQ Sauce

Recipe | BBQ Sauce

  • Kathy Sexton
  • 07/5/24

Recipe | BBQ Sauce

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Makes 1 prepared cup

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 yellow onion (4 ounces), small diced
  • 1 habanero pepper, small diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1⅔ cups tomato sauce
  • Salt, as needed

Preheat a medium-sized sauce pot over medium heat, then add the oil. Sweat the onions and habanero pepper until they are soft and begin to brown. Add the garlic, mustard powder, paprika, and pepper to the pan. Then cook 20 to 30 seconds or until aromatic. Deglaze the pan with pineapple juice, then add the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. Cook to thicken, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and let cool. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

TIP: If desired, use an immersion blender for a smoother consistency.

Recipe / Photography by Kristel Matousek /

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