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Makes about 4 1/2 cups

Prepare this sauce up to two weeks ahead. Besides the rib recipe, it's great for chicken, roasted pork, and burgers. Cook: 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced by one-fourth. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

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Ratings & Reviews

Kathyinoz's Review

January 08, 2014

Melhoney1's Review

February 11, 2012
I am guessing the bad reviews of this recipe are from the misreading of the ingredients. It calls for 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce...NOT 3 CANS OF CHIPOTLE PEPPERS...Just 3 peppers. So I give this 5 stars!! Great combination of sweet and spicy! I use these peppers on a regular basis and 2 is the norm for a touch of heat, 3 would be considered Medium heat.

phxhenson's Review

May 06, 2011
I have made this several times. I use my favorite sauces and it FALLS off the bone. The best part is I have three hours to work on other projects while it cooks instead of babysitting the grill.

ZabalaRN's Review

September 04, 2010
This recipe as a whole was incredible! I will definately do it again. I didnt have the chipotle peppers so I just added some chili powder for some spice. This recipe makes a ton of sauce so make sure you have plenty to use it with. I would absolutely make it for special occassions. It would be perfect for 4th of july or another holiday like that.

carlosrb3's Review

June 14, 2010
This was really an awful homemade Barbeque sauce; no offense to the few of you who reviewed it and said how good it was. I followed this recipe to the letter and it was just so hot with no sweetness at all. I spent an hour trying to cool it down and bring out the sweet and tangy flavors but it was useless. After adding more of every other ingredient to the point of making a gallon of sauce, I went back to the store and bought Sweet Baby Ray’s to add to the ribs recipe. Beware to all, use a touch of the Chipotle, if you like your taste buds and are looking for a hot and tangy sauce.

milton60's Review

June 22, 2009
Very good. Just the right amount of heat. My whole family loved it. This will be my new Barbecue sauce recipe.

SusanC10's Review

June 21, 2009
Really good flavor but Way Way too hot for us, and my husband likes spicy food. I added some honey, a second can of crushed tomatoes, baking soda and salt. The spce lovers in the family used it sparingly but I dumped most of it. I may try it again with one pepper. We cooked the ribs without sauce and served bottled sauce on the side.

Branch's Review

May 29, 2009
Easy and delicious, but you have to like the bite the chipotle peppers give it. This will likely be my staple barbecue sauce from this point forward. Yum, Yum!

lindatiki's Review

March 19, 2009! I'm not a fan of many barbecue sauces, but this one was excellent, with nicely balanced flavors. I made a double batch and have enough for a couple of more racks or ribs! Yum!

Missie's Review

December 25, 2008
This BBQ sauce will be a staple in our household for years to come! I only used 2 chipotles because I'm kind of a spice whimp but next time I'll use 3. The ribs started with sweet and ended with a little kick. Highly recommend!!