Apple Chipotle BBQ Sauce

It really breaks my heart that I don’t have this stuff bottled yet (since I just made it for the first time two weeks ago) but it was really, REALLY tasty.  If you like sweet and spice as a combo then you will really like this sauce.  You know, people are always talking about how apples are perfect with pork (and I tend to agree) but apples and chipotle peppers are phenominal with pork or chicken or beef or veggies or fish, I have even put this sauce on eggs with breakfast.  I just can’t bring myself to try it with ice cream though.

Well, sorry I don’t have a picture of this stuff cookin but I guess I’ll just have to get over it and give you the recipe and show you some foods that were made with it in a few other posts.

Apple Chipotle BBQ Sauce

1 bottle of ketchup
1/4 cup mustard
1/2 cup of cider vinegar (you might add more to taste later)
4 tblsp worchestesire sauce
1/2 cup apple jelly
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (comes in the can that way)
1 beer (darker the better) or wine if you prefer

That is what you’ll need to make your base now my personal touch.

Sautee up:
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 sweet onion (finely chopped)
with 1 tblsp olive oil.

Once they start to get a little color add your beer (or wine if you prefer whatever you have on hand)

While this is going put the chipotle peppers in a blender and add water until the blender is 2/3 full and puree until it is a nice paste.

In the sautee pan now add all of the ingredients together and stir.  Let it simmer on medium heat remembering to stir regularly until you get a light boil.  Taste at this point and you may need to add more mustard and vinegar but it should have a nice bite to it.

If you want it hotter use 2 cans of chipotle peppers.

You are going to let this simmer for about 3 hours so the alcohol will cook out but it will have a really nice flavor at the end.

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