Chipotle Bacon BBQ Sauce
Just when you thought BBQ sauce could not get any better, I’m taking it to the next level by adding bacon with this Chipotle Bacon BBQ Sauce. Your eyes are not deceiving you, there is bacon IN this barbecue sauce. It’s slightly spicy, with a Mexican flare from chipotle peppers in adobo, slightly sweet and has a rich depth of flavor thanks to everyone’s favorite pork.
The sauce takes about 20 minutes from start to finish so you can whip this up anytime you need a quick BBQ sauce. The sauce is started by cooking bacon (I know, any recipe that starts this way is always good!), onions and garlic. The chipotles in adobo, tomato purée, honey, apple cider vinegar and salt are added. The sauce is then simmered for 10 minutes to thicken.
As you can see, it’s a bit chunky so I allow the sauce to cool a little before I process it and transfer it to sealed jars.You can make it days or a week ahead of when you need it because it keeps very well in a sealed jar, refrigerated.
There is so much flavor packed into this sauce and it’s so easy to make, you could make up a large batch and keep it refrigerated for all those times you need a zippy, zesty sauce.
If you’ve tried this Chipotle Bacon BBQ Sauce or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it turned out in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers!
16 Comments on “Chipotle Bacon BBQ Sauce”
I made the sauce and it tastes delicious. We are having it with ribs tonight.
I look forward to more of your creations!
Wow, I’m so envious, I wish I was having ribs. I’m so glad you like the sauce.
Could you recommend a substitute for the honey? I can’t use honey. Thanks!
Depending on your dietary needs, you can substitute white or brown sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, agave nectar or brown rice syrup. The amount of which ever one of these you choose will need to be adjusted to taste and some are sweeter or not as sweet as honey. I hope this helps and enjoy.
What a great BBQ sauce you created!
Thank you so much Patty
A spicy sauce with bacon in it. Count me in!!!
Thank you so much Adriana
This BBQ sauce looks absolutely delicious Jeanette! Pinned and shared! Great photo!
What a flavorful and versatile BBQ sauce…so many yummy possibilities!
This is the most wonderfully delicious sounding BBQ sauce! YUM!!
Love homemade BBQ sauce and the spicy and sweet flavors!
Oh wow! This looks so good! I’m a huge barbecue sauce lover, and especially yours with its sweet & spicy flavors. I’d put this on everything!
Fantastic flavors in this sauce! I could put this on all sorts of things! I bet it would make a fantastic pizza base!
I really like the ingredients in your sauce. My kind of “Q” sauce.
This sauce sounds perfect! Great flavors! And the tacos – gorgeous! Pinned!