BBQ sauce isn’t hard to make. But because of the amount of different ingredients involved, it does take some time and can leave your kitchen a bit messy. But it is worth it. It is so satisfying to mix all this stuff together, tweak a bit here and there, and wind up with a sauce that you’re proud of. In this case, I was inspired by some store bought sauce that I first tasted on some wings, Bronco Bob’s Smoked Bacon Chipotle Sauce. I took my basic barbecue sauce and substituted bacon drippings for the oil, and replaced some of the chili powder with chipotle chili powder, and bingo, we have a winner. This is great on pork chops, chicken wings, chicken breasts, ribs, etc. To store, since it contains meat (bacon drippings), you have to either use it within a few days, or freeze it for near future use.
Chipotle Bacon BBQ Sauce
- 5 bacon slices
- 1/3 cup onions minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons Wostershier sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 tablespoon dry ground mustard
- 2 teaspoon chipotle powder more or less based on how much kick you want
- 1 tablespoon chili powder ancho
- Fry the bacon to render the fat.
- Take 2.5 tbsp of the fat that was rendered out of the bacon. Add to a sauce pan.
- Saute the minced onions in the rendered fat in the sauce pan over medium low heat until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for another minute or 2 until garlic is soft.
- Add dry spices and cook for another minute.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir.
- Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until thick.
- Let cool and refrigerate.
- Add to whatever your cooking!