Honey-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce


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Honey-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

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Bun topped with pulled sauced pork with crinkle chips and additional sauce in background

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    Servings and Ingredients

    10 lbs. ripe tomatoes or 6 (28 oz each) cans Hy-Vee diced tomatoes, drained
    2 c. chopped onions
    1 ½ c. chopped green pepper
    5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, coarsely chopped
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee cider vinegar
    1 c. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
    ½ c. Hy-Vee honey
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee chili powder
    2 tsp. paprika
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee ground mustard
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 tsp. freshly ground Hy-Vee black pepper


    1. If using fresh tomatoes, loosen skins by scoring the skin on the bottom of each tomato with a sharp knife and plunging several at a time into a pot of boiling water for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice water for about 1 minute. Slip off skins and quarter tomatoes. Using fingers or a spoon, scoop out and discard seeds and juice. Squeeze or cut tomatoes into small pieces; drain in a colander, saving juice for another use, if desired.
    2. In a Dutch oven combine tomatoes, onions, green pepper, garlic and chipotle peppers. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and maintain an aggressive simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Carefully puree in several batches in a blender or food processor for 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Return to saucepan.
    3. Add vinegar, brown sugar, honey, chili powder, paprika, ground mustard, salt and black pepper. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and maintain an aggressive simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours or until sauce thickens to the consistency of ketchup, stirring frequently. For a smoother sauce, puree again. Ladle into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes after water has returned to full boil.

    Nutrition facts


    40 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 0g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 85mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 9g
    • Protein: 1g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 10%
    Vitamin C 20%
    Iron 2%
    Calcium 2%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Back to School 2012.