Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

We love BBQ sauce. You might say we’re addicted to it, every time we see a new BBQ sauce we end up buying it. We don’t mean to, but we love it! One BBQ sauce we love is from a chain restaurant, called Wood Ranch. And they have this amazing Cherry Chipotle BBQ sauce and it is to die for.

It’s sweet, it’s smokey, and has the most wonderful kick that hits you right at the end. If you’re not a fan of chipotles, you can definitely cut them down and bump up the cherries. But we promise, this is a great BBQ sauce that almost everyone will love.

You can use it on ribs, chicken, as a dipping sauce, in baked beans, basically on anything.

Happy Cooking!

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce


  • 1 Cup Onion (Roughly chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Teaspoons Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Fresh Cherries (Pitted and Chopped)
  • 3 to 4 Chipotle Peppers (In Adobo Sauce)
  • 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 2/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Agave or Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Corn Syrup (Dark)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Adobo Sauce (from the can)
  • Kosher Salt

Beautiful fresh cherries, that took FOREVER to cut and pit.

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Step 1: 

In a medium or large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.

Step 2: 

When the butter is hot, add the onions and sauté until translucent. About two to three minutes.

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Step 3: 

Add the chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant. No more than one minute.

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Step 4: 

Finally, add the cherries, chipotles, tomato sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, vinegar, agave, corn syrup, dry mustard, adobo sauce, and salt and stir until combined then bring to a boil.

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Step 5: 

Once the sauce has come to a boil, lower the heat to low and let simmer for 45-50 minutes uncovered and stir occasionally.

Step 6: 

When the sauce has simmered and thicken remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes. In batches, transfer to a blender and purée until smooth.

Remember to be very careful when blending the sauce! Always use the top of your blender and dish towel to prevent a huge mess!

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Our recipe has been adapted from Get Me Cooking!

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