Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Grilling, broiling, barbecuing - whatever you want to call it - is an art."
-James Beard

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This is a spicy and a sweet barbecue sauce. If you don't like your sauces too spicy, cut back on one or two of the chipotles.


Sweet Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 4 Tablespoons

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Keeps well, tightly sealed and refrigerated, for 4-5 days. Cooking time does not include chilling time, which allows the flavors to blend, but this could be made ahead.

3 large chipotle chilis in adobo
1/4 cup low-sodium ketchup
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 tsp canola oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 medium red onion (about 1/2 pound) (minced)
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)

Place the chilies, ketchup, maple syrup and chicken stock in a blender or mini-chopper and puree until smooth.

Heat the canola oil over medium heat and add the garlic and red onion. Cook gently for about ten minutes until the onion just begins to turn brown, then add the chipotle puree.

Add the salt, pepper and allspice. Cook for about 20 minutes until it begins to thicken.

Remove from the heat and add the lime juice and cilantro. Stir well and chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 Tablespoons

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 52 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 2%
    Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 108 mg
Magnesium 6 mg