Sweet and Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Heather McCurdy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 ounces 1x


  • 1 cup raw sugar*
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses*
  • 3 tablespoons La Morena Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • *Note: You can use white sugar in place of raw sugar or brown sugar in place of white/raw sugar and molasses. It just doesn’t have quite the same richness


  1. Mince chipotle peppers in generous amount of their own sauce and measure 3 tablespoons.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium/high heat.
  3. Stir often, heating until sugar is melted and mixture is thick and bubbling.