Sweet, tangy, and spicy...Great addition to ribs, chicken, or pulled pork (ESPECIALLY pulled pork sandwiches.)

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring vinegar to a boil in a saucepan; add habanero peppers, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, mustard, white pepper, and seasoned salt. Allow mixture to return to a boil, then stir in brown sugar and ketchup.

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  • Boil sauce for 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 30 to 45 minutes. Cool and serve.

Cook's Note:

If you prefer a chunkier sauce, let cool and serve; If you are bottling sauce, strain, bottle and chill.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 24.5g 8% DV; fat 0.3g; cholesterolmg; sodium 121.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2016
Smoked a 5 lb. pork butt and needed a bbq sauce to go with it. Just picked some habanero and jalapeños from the garden so I googled a recipe and decided to go with this one. After reading the reviews I decided to switch things up. I added 2 cups of apple cider vinegar instead of 4 and 1 cup of water as hubby hates an overpowering vinegar taste and from the other reviews it sounded like 4 cups was too much for our liking. Chopped up the 2 habanero and 1 jalapeños and minced it in the processor then dumped it in the pot. I used 3 garlic cloves instead of 2. Substituted ketchup with tomato paste because I was worried the sauce wouldn't thicken up. Everything else stayed the same. The sauce is better than I anticipated and adds an amazing kick to our pulled pork. Hubby said it was a tad bit too vinegary still but he got over it and thought it was delicious regardless. Will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2014
Woah, way too much vinegar. I ended up boiling and simmering for over an hour and it's still waaaaaaaay to vinegar-y. I went ahead and jarred it anyways, and am about to throw it back in the pan, water it down, and reduce it down again to try and get more of the vinegar out. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2016
Smoked a 5 lb. pork butt and needed a bbq sauce to go with it. Just picked some habanero and jalapeños from the garden so I googled a recipe and decided to go with this one. After reading the reviews I decided to switch things up. I added 2 cups of apple cider vinegar instead of 4 and 1 cup of water as hubby hates an overpowering vinegar taste and from the other reviews it sounded like 4 cups was too much for our liking. Chopped up the 2 habanero and 1 jalapeños and minced it in the processor then dumped it in the pot. I used 3 garlic cloves instead of 2. Substituted ketchup with tomato paste because I was worried the sauce wouldn't thicken up. Everything else stayed the same. The sauce is better than I anticipated and adds an amazing kick to our pulled pork. Hubby said it was a tad bit too vinegary still but he got over it and thought it was delicious regardless. Will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2014
We tried this as a sauce for wings..We love the habenaro hot BBQ at Taco mac and wanted to replicate it. This is even BETTER than their wing sauce...but we did make modifications. We cut the recipe into 1/3 b/c we didn't want that much sauce. Then we doubled the amount of brown sugar as well as ketchup...and we did NOT add any cayenne power mostly b/c we did not have any. Oh and we used black pepper again it is what we had on hand. We put it on wings that we grilled and put Lotta Bull BBQ seasoning on as they grilled then tossed in the sauce. They were out of this world! My hubby suggested we only use 1/2 of a habanero next time if we are making it for others b/c we like hot food and it wasn't uncomfortable but certainly noticeable in terms of hot on our lips after we ate. My hubby said a MUST make again. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
Yes i have tried this. I smoked 3 boston butts for X-Mas and made this for the beer drinkers of the bunch. I wanted to kick it up a notch. I have my own sauce for the average non heat lovers but i have to say this was VERY good on pulled pork. I cheated a bit and added 1 more habanero that it called for but 5 stars on this one. Thanks Derek.:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2014
Woah, way too much vinegar. I ended up boiling and simmering for over an hour and it's still waaaaaaaay to vinegar-y. I went ahead and jarred it anyways, and am about to throw it back in the pan, water it down, and reduce it down again to try and get more of the vinegar out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2014
I helped my 14 yr. old son make this to go with pork chops. We halved all the ingredients since there are only three of us who enjoy spicy food. It was delicious-sweet and spicy a great combination. My son did add a little extra ketchup and a small amount of spicy bottled BBQ sauce because he was afraid it wasn't going to thicken up enough. Would definitely recommend you try this sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
If you like thick sweet and Spicy BBQ sauce this recipe is for you! Emphasis on spicy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
I cut the apple cider vinegar in half and left everything else the same. About halfway through the boil added 1/8 cup of honey One of the best bbq sauces I've ever had. I also strained it before it cooled to get the chunks out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2016
I've been looking for a bbq sauce that is both vinegar-y and spicy but not too sweet. This is definitely the recipe I've been searching for. I ended up using habanero flakes because that was what I had at hand and it is delicious over everything. Just be careful not to over reduce something that contains habanero in it like i did or there will be dire consiquences on your bun-hole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
One of my favourites. To make it into a really good sweet BBQ hot sauce add 6 or 8 serranos and don't strain before bottling. I eat it on pretty much anything. Read More
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