Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by darrin, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]This is an awesome sauce on pulled pork and ribs.

    Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce:

    2 cups ketchup
    1 cup cherry preserves
    1/2 cup cherry juice
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    3 tablespoons cider vinegar
    1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce (find it near tabasco sauce)
    1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1 tsp onion powder

    Put it all in a sauce pan. bring to a boil over medium high heat. reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. I let cool and then put into a food processor or blender to chop up the cherries.
  2. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Darrin that sounds good. I luv cherries...... Thanks, i'll try it next time i fire ol bessy up......
  3. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good Darrin, definitely gonna try that next time
  4. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanx Darrin..sounds great!
  5. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    I learned a lesson from the server crash - better to copy and paste onto my computer and print out. I lost a lot of recipes I was going to try because I just kept bookmarking them. [​IMG]
  6. uncle-honky

    uncle-honky Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I would like to try this sauce but I have a question. I can't find cherry juice anywhere. Is it cherry cocktail juice that is used, and where do the cherry chunks come from? any advice is appreciated.
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    must be using marischino cherries and juice?
  8. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can buy cherry juice for mixing drinks in the section of your store where all the mixes are.
  9. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    I have made this,,, huge hit with the faimly. Little bit sweet for me but the kids and wife love it.
  10. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    I find the cherry juice at Walmart. Made by Juicy Juice.

    The cherry chucks come from cherry preserves. Look at walmart or Kroger in the jams and jellies. Do NOT use marischino cherries and juice.
  11. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    I get the Smucker's brand

  12. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Juicy Juice Cherry

  13. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    While I'm at it, here is what the chipotle pepper sauce looks like.

  14. uncle-honky

    uncle-honky Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thank you much for the descriptive info Darrin....we will enjoy this sauce I am sure.
  15. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds real tasty Darrin.

    I've been messen around with chipotles before they were the new in food item. My dad spent a good part of his youth in Mexico City.

    I like to make them fresh from dried chipotles but a cool thing to do with a can of chipotles in adobo is to grind them up with an inmmersion blender with a big chunk of guava paste. You will barely know the guava paste is there but it gives a hint of sweetness and this paste will last a long time in the fridge. We us it in many things from sauces to soups. Even taste good in a tuna salad. Smokey heat. Got to love it.
  16. cigarbque

    cigarbque Smoke Blower


    Made some up this weekend with two mods. One I used two Chipotles in Adabo and the second was I forgot to buy the Cherry Juice so I used apple. Still it was fantastic and my kids loved it. Next time I'll make it just like your recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Fantastic stuff.
  17. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Glad you liked it. [​IMG]
  18. I think I will try this one this weekend. Never been a real fan of making my own bbq sauce. I have made some good ones and tasted some good ones, but usually get the store bought. This just looks too good not to try.
  19. chadtower

    chadtower Fire Starter

    I made this this weekend with Juicy Juice and perserves... comes out really sweet. I'm going to tweak it for tartness by using sour cherries and actual cherry juice. I think there was too much added sugar in the juice and preserves for my taste. Good, but my style is a bit more bite. If I can get it more tart and with a bit more cherry POP it will be awesome.
  20. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man that sounds great. I am going to make that for the sauce for the loins I am smoking.

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