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Hey guys, I'm looking for some good recipes for sauces for pulled pork and brisket that doesn't include Vinegar.  Thanks!


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Joined Sep 25, 2007
Heres my Chipotle Barbecue sauce... pretty good stuff
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I looked on line forever for a decent barbecue sauce and after a bit of research and tweaks, here is what I have come up with.

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup Apricot Jelly
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 4oz. cans chipotle chilies (smoked jalapenos), chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Medium Grind black pepper


Heat Oil in non reactive sauce pan, yes I know the picture shows a reactive pot, sorry.

Add onions and garlic, Sauté until soft.
Stir in Apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, celery salt and black pepper.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer until sauce is desired consistency.
Tips, use a food processor to mince the garlic and onions for a smoother consistency.
make sure to stir the entire time.
A variation of this is to replace the Apple Cider Vinegar with Red Wine Vinegar.

In place of the Chipotle in adobo use smoked jalapeño or plain jalapenos sautéed first.
2 Sauteed jalapeños is another variation to this recipe if you do not like the taste of adobo sauce.


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Joined Sep 25, 2007
[h3]Smoked Blackberry Dipping Sauce[/h3]

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This is an outstanding sauce, tangy and bold.
I had made it originally for a dipping sauce for my chicken appetizers but is incredible to serve as a dipping sauce for the Panini Fattie.

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 6 - 10 oz. fresh Blackberries
  • 1/4 Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of apple juice
  • 1/4 cup of Honey
  • 1/2 of a chipotle chilies (smoked jalapenos), chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, for onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse Grind black pepper

  1. In a non reactive sauce pan simmer Blackberries, vinegar and pineapple juice, reduce heat.
  2. In a separate sauce pan Sauté onion until soft in olive oil, stir in the remaining ingredients, starting with liquids.
  3. Combine the 2 into the non reactive sauce pan. Continue to simmer on lowest setting stirring occasionally until reduced by a 3rd.
  4. Place on smoker and reduce some more.
  • Tip, if you want the smokey flavor without using a smoker add a half a teaspoon of liquid smoke.
  • Tip, chop onion then mince in a food processor for a smoother sauce.
  • Tip, Remove the vein and seeds from the chipotle for a milder taste.
  • Stir sauce when film forms on top this will helps with adding smoke flavor to the sauce.


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