Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Our Food staff liked this sauce prepared with root beer, but you can substitute cola soft drink too.


Makes 2 2/3 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


1 (10 3/4-oz.) can tomato puree
1 1/2 cups root beer
1 medium-size sweet onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


1. Stir together tomato puree and remaining ingredients in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until sauce thickens.

August 2009
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