Habanero BBQ Sauce


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
20 servings


  • 4 cups cider vinegar

  • 4 habanero peppers, minced (wear gloves)

  • 3 tablespoons minced onion

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard

  • 2 teaspoons white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 2 cups dark brown sugar

  • ½ cup ketchup


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

106 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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