Chipolte Raspberry BBQ Sauce

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by Feast Local
8 servings
30 min
Chipotle Raspberry BBQ Sauce should be a summer grilling staple!

Use it for grilled chicken, baby back ribs, slow cooked beans, to marinate rib eyes. The list goes on! Check out this article for 53 ways you can use this chipotle raspberry BBQ sauce!

What's the easiest way to put your own spin on summer classics like ribs and grilled chicken? Make your own BBQ sauce. This simple step is super customizable and is guaranteed to wow your friends at your next summer feast!


The base of most bbq sauces is ketchup and apple cider vinegar. for this sauce, you will take those staples and throw in raspberries and chipotle chilies for a sweet and spicy twist. Finish the sauce with lemon for more brightness, paprika for a hint of smoke, brown sugar for a touch of sweetness (which is necessary if you use frozen raspberries), salt, pepper, and some corn starch to help it thicken.


add everything to a food processor, blender, or to a big bowl if you are using an immersion blender. And blend until the ingredients are completely incorporated and the sauce is smooth.

The chipotle raspberry bbq sauce should be runny at this point

To make the bbq sauce thicker, transfer it to a sauce pan and heat over medium heat for 10-15 minutes to let the sauce reduce.

Remove from heat. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools so do not worry if the sauce still looks runny on the stovetop.


Keep this chipotle raspberry BBQ sauce in a sealed container such as a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Chipolte Raspberry BBQ Sauce
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 2 Cups Fresh or Frozen (Thawed) Raspberries
  • 3 Chipotle Chilies in Adobo
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbs Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbs Corn Starch
  • Salt to taste

Add all the ingredients to a bowl of a food processor, blender, or a large bowl if using an immersion blender. Blend until smooth.
Transfer to a sauce pan and heat over medium heat for 10-15 minutes to let the sauce thicken. Remove from heat and let cool
Transfer the BBQ Sauce to a airtight container such as a mason jar. Store for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • If using frozen raspberries our fresh but off season berries, you may want to add more sugar.
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