Fresh fruit and chipotle chiles make this homemade bbq sauce sweet and spicy. It's a refrigerator staple you can make at home and use to flavor up lots of different vegetarian and vegan meals. It's easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes.
Peel and dice up the fruit. Remove any large seeds.
Add the fruit and all the remaining ingredients to a medium saucepan.. Simmer over low for 10-15 minutes. When cooked, transfer everything back to the blender and blend well.
Set a strainer over the saucepan and transfer the sauce from the blender to the strainer. Use a spoon or spatula to help move the liquid through the strainer. Discard any solids.
Use your BBQ sauce immediately in your favorite preparation or store for later use after cooling.
Expert Tips for Chipotle BBQ Sauce:It’s ok to cook the sauce a little bit longer especially if using a more dense fruit. Fruits like apples and pears may need 15-20 minutes to cook in the sauce to really soften and fall apart.For a chunky bbq sauce you can skip pureeing it in the blender. This works well when making this sauce with peaches or strawberries as they soften up well in the sauce.Easily adjust the amount of sweetener, chipotles and other seasonings to create a customized flavor just for you. I tend to enjoy things less sweet and little more spicy than the average person but the amounts here are a good place to start and then you can adjust as desired. If you don't like spicy food, I recommend trying another homemade bbq sauce such as this Soy Peach BBQ Sauce.