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Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Pineapple BBQ Sauce

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Pineapple BBQ sauce with Chipotles in Adobo. This Homemade BBQ sauce is sweet, smoky and a little spicy. If you like your barbecue sauce with lots of well balanced flavor, this one is a winner.

Pineapple BBQ Sauce

The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give the barbecue sauce a it’s lightly smoky flavor and a kick of spice. You can decide to start with adding just one, and add more to notch up the spice.

Chipotle in Adobo Recipe

Homemade Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

The flavor is rounded out with sweet fresh pineapples joined together with spices and fresh lime juice. 

This quick easy barbecue sauce is fantastic on so many things. Try it on grilled chicken or ribs, slathered on a burger or even on shrimp kabobs or added to pulled pork. 

fresh Mango Salsa

Dishes made with the Pineapple BBQ sauce are delicious topped with Mango Salsa and served with Mexican Rice and Cilantro Lime Corn on the side.

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Yield: 1 1/2 Cups

Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Pineapple BBQ Sauce. An easy homemade barbecue sauce with sweet, smoky and spicy flavors from fresh pineapple and chipotles in adobo sauce. Perfect on poultry, seafood, ribs or pulled pork.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
  • Juice 1/2 Lime
  • 3/4 Cup (158 g) Fresh Pineapple, Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons (8 g) Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Chipotles in Adobo Sauce with 2 Teaspoons (4.7 g) Adobo Sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons (83 ml) Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon (1.3 g) Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon (1.3 g) Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon (2 g) Ground Cumin Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons (10 ml) Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Sprigs Chopped Cilantro, including the stems (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Place the ingredients, including just one of the chipotles in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the sauce to a small pan over medium heat. When the sauce reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover.
  3. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the sauce from burning. Add additional water if the sauce becomes too thick.
  4. Taste the sauce, and add additional chipotles to increase the smoky, spicy notes, more sugar for a sweeter sauce, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Allow the sauce to cool.
  6. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 7 - 10 days.Pineapple Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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Lindsay Houston

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

I purchased a specialty BBQ sauce made with dried tart cherries from NW Michigan also: Cane sugar Cherry juice concentrate Brown sugar Mustard & seed Turmeric Paprika Garlic Apple cider vinegar Hickory smoke flavor S & P How best could I add chipotle to turn up the heat? I'd like to make chicken wings for an upcoming event. Or is chipotle not a good addition?


Sunday 14th of July 2019

The chipotle pepper would be work really well, but it will also add more smoke flavor. If you taste the BBQ sauce and think that more smoke would work well, then put some sauce in a blender or food process. Start with 1/2 pepper and then add more if more heat is desired.

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