Grill/Barbecue

Date and Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

February 24, 2017
Author Notes

This is a combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors that combine to form a smooth, tasty and versatile BBQ sauce. —Greg Fontenot

  • Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped jalapenos, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipolte peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup molases
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Mix dates with jalapenos, onion, cilantro, chipotles, vinegar, chili powder, cumin and salt in a heavy 2 quart sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook 15 minutes until peppers are tender.
  3. Remove from heat and using a hand blender or food processor puree until smooth.
  4. Return to heat and add tomato sauce mixing until smooth. Stir in molasses, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Cook an additional 15 minutes until sauce thickens.
  6. Can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 3 weeks. Extra sauce can be used on any grilled meats.
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