Thick and Spicy BBQ Sauce [VIDEO]


Today we concoct a BBQ sauce that packs a lot of flavor and heat. It’s thicker than paint and is a meal unto itself.



  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium Spanish onions, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


Chop the onions, garlic and chipotle peppers.  Coarsely chopping the ingredients is fine.  Eventually everything will be mixed together in a food processor so chopping size will not have much effect on the texture of the final product.


To the Stove Top

  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan.
  • Add the onions and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. (~ 1 minute)
  • Stir in the ketchup and water.
  • bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients
  • simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Let it Cool Then Head to the Food Processor

  • Puree in a food processor until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then pour into a bowl and allow to cool at room temperature.
  • Sauce will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator, stored in a tightly sealed container.

Serving Suggestions

Anywhere you would normally use BBQ Sauce.   Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken Wings, Chicken Drumsticks.    On the outside chance there’s any left in the jar there are a myriad of ways you can use the leftover BBQ sauce.  Don’t be afraid to lean into the sauce and remember – you can always make more!



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