A slightly smoky and tangy sauce with a kick at the end. Goes great with beef, pork, and chicken. Try it on a pulled pork sandwich with some sweet cabbage slaw.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
11 cups
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the ketchup, chipotle peppers in their sauce, apple cider vinegar, molasses, onion powder, garlic powder, ground mustard, smoked paprika, coriander, salt, black pepper, brown sugar, whiskey, and liquid smoke flavoring in a large pot, and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook the sauce for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to low and simmer 15 more minutes, stirring often. Use immediately or refrigerate.

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Nutrition Facts

104 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; fat 1g 2% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 701.3mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Very good. I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup. The BBQ sauce was awesome. I added some cayenne pepper as well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2019
I cut the recipe in 4 and left out the whisky because I didn't have any. It tasted a little bland. I added extra of everything except the ketchup. Read More
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Very good. I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup. The BBQ sauce was awesome. I added some cayenne pepper as well. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2011
I smoked three pork butts went out on a limb and made this sauce. It was AWESOME. I'll surely keep this recipe as a staple. Everyone loves it! The only thing I changed was the sugar adding 3/4 cup instead of a full cup. It produced as the perfect blend of ingredients and worked beautifully on pulled pork! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
WOW! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2012
I made this recipe after another AR member What's for dinner mom? raved about it. I made it as written using every ingredient listed. The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce really add some kick to the sauce. It gets a little warmer the longer it sits. I used this on 'The Best Baby Back Ribs You'll EVER Eat' a personal recipe of Christina. My DS loves this sauce and has used the leftover sauce on everything i.e.: brats hamburgers baked beans pork chops. He wants me to make him a batch before going back to college this fall. Thanks BIG CHAD for sharing your recipe. It is a keeper in this house. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
Fantastic! I cut the servings down to 10. I used home made ketchup I make for the hubs - no salt and very little sugar. I added 1/2 cup whiskey and used my own brown sugar recipe as well as home made spicy mustard. I added more vinegar to make up for the lack of salt and some tang I like. I skipped the liquid smoke all-together as it sounded excessive and the peppers had plenty of smokiness. I added black pepper and a dash of crushed red. No salt. I will cut the sugar back a bit next time - possibly use apple juice in place of the whiskey just to try it. I cooked it until thick and it darkened up. It is delicious and very spicy - but we like hot. The recipe is amendable and you can taste and adjust along the way. I used on BSCB but think it would be great on ribs or on a pulled pork sandwich. Everyone loved it and will add this to our list of staples! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
My only recommendation would be to puree the peppers prior to cooking. Otherwise this sauce is out of this world! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
Love it omitted the coriander because I didn't have any on hand. Love the smokiness from the chipotle peppers and liquid smoke. Thanks for sharing very tasty on my pulled pork sandwich!!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2011
great suace for pulled pork!! nice balance. added a half cup of orange juice for a bit thinner sauce. great stuff. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2011
Very good. Smoky and sweet with just a hint of heat from the chipotle. Mixed with shredded pork roast and served for yummy dinner sandwiches. We topped our sandwiches with provel cheese and smokey cheddar. This was good and will use the sauce recipe for other recipes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2019
I cut the recipe in 4 and left out the whisky because I didn't have any. It tasted a little bland. I added extra of everything except the ketchup. Read More
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