Mango BBQ Sauce

by Krista on June 28, 2013 · 35 comments

Mango BBQ Sauce - Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Does anyone else love BBQ Sauce like I do? I think I could slather it on any and everything; Chicken, Pizza, Hamburgers, Ribs, Eggs {ok, maybe not eggs}, but definitely some veggies. This Mango BBQ Sauce is absolutely delicious. I first made it to go with my Hawaiian Pizza on the Grill as a base sauce. We had this awesome Mopsy Pizza while in Maui and as an attempt to replicate the pizza I needed to make this Mango BBQ sauce. In order to double check my flavor I had my Mother in Law stop over and try it to be sure that I was on point with the taste and she loved it! {Just a warning it does have a bit of a punch because of the chili paste, but it’s so good}

After eating the Hawaiian Pizza I realized this BBQ Sauce is so versatile and needed its own post. It can be used as a marinade, a base sauce, a condiment for a hamburger or sandwich, or a dip. {when I say dip I think of pouring it over some cream cheese and scooping it up with crackers… yum!}

To get started, dice {chop into small pieces} 1/2 red onion, 2 garlic cloves, and 2 ripe mangoes.

Hawaiian Pizza on the Grill 1

Put 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet at medium high heat, toss in the red onion, garlic cloves, and mango into large skillet. Saute until mango is slightly browned and onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes.

Hawaiian Pizza on the Grill 2

Add one 15oz. can of tomato sauce,

Hawaiian Pizza on the Grill 4

Continue adding 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 Tablespoon of chili paste {you can find this in the Asian food aisle in the grocery store}, and salt and pepper.

Hawaiian Pizza on the Grill 5

Bring to a soft boil.

Hawaiian Pizza on the Grill 6

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

A fun tropical twist on plain old BBQ sauce... Homemade Mango BBQ Sauce. |

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Mango BBQ Sauce
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Recipe type: Condiments & Sauces, Vegetarian, Gluten Free,
Serves: 4-5 cups
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 T. of olive oil
  • 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • ½ cup plus 2 T. of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T. chili paste {can be found in asian food aisle}
  1. Put olive oil in a large skillet at medium high heat, toss in the red onion, garlic cloves, and mango. Saute until mango is slightly browned and onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, chili paste {you can find this in the Asian food aisle in the grocery store}, and salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a soft boil.
  4. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy Eikenberg June 28, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Krista, I LOVE mango and this sounds like a total yum!!!! Pinning! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend – oh, hope we see you at the party tonight, girl! :)


Krista June 28, 2013 at 9:03 AM

It is super yummy! Thanks for sharing and super excited that you teaming with Claire and Lisa for the Best of the Weekend Party! :)


Gina June 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I love this because I love BBQ sauce but it always makes me feel lousy after eating it. Thinking it’s the gluten- heard they have a lot in there. So homemade would be the answer. Will certainly have to try this- thank you my friend for yet another great recipe!


Krista June 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Yup, the gluten is out of this one. :) You will love it, its sweet and spicy! Thanks for stopping by sweet friend!


Cindy Eikenberg June 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Krista, another note from me! Thank you SO much for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend – love having you! Will be sharing this on my FB page over the weekend and pinning again to our party board.


Krista June 29, 2013 at 9:35 AM

hahaa… I always love notes from “little miss celebration”. :) Thanks for throwing such a great party and for working hard to spread the word.


Gloria @ Simply Gloria June 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Check you out…you mango-bbq-sauce making machine! I’ve been seeing this around all day…and finally had the chance to come over and read about it! Love it…and pinned!


Krista June 29, 2013 at 8:36 AM

haha… Thats right and my husband is loving it! :) He’s already thinking of other recipes I can make with this sauce. Glad you had a chance to come over and check it out chica!


lisa@cookingwithcurls June 29, 2013 at 12:34 AM

This looks yummy Krista!!! I bet it is delicious :)


Krista June 29, 2013 at 8:34 AM

sooo yummy… i could eat is with a spoon!


Emily June 29, 2013 at 1:56 PM

yum! I can think of some guys in my life that would LOVE this!!! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations


Krista June 29, 2013 at 4:02 PM

:) makes me smile… I hope you and your guys enjoy Emily. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Claire @ A Little Claireification June 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Ditto what Cindy and Lisa said – thanks so much for sharing this at our “Best Of The Weekend party”! Pinning!
Have a great weekend!


Krista June 29, 2013 at 4:04 PM

haha… and thats why you girls are hosting a party together! :) Thanks so much for sharing, I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend as well!


Heather Who Needs a Cape? June 29, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Love the combo of the sweet and spicy from the fruit and chili sauce – YUM! Saw this at 6 Sisters!

Would LOVE it if you’d share this over at Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape?


Krista June 30, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Yes! The Sweet and Spicy is the best part! Thanks for stopping by Heather, already linked up at your Super Sunday Party thanks for the invite. :) Great party!


Heather Who Needs a Cape? July 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

:) I saw you linked up right AFTER asking you to;) I get excited about great recipes:)

Thanks for coming over and hope you can make it back next time!


Krista July 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

:) I will definitely try Heather, this week is a little crazy because its my brother wedding week! Thanks so much.


Sara Howe June 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM

This sounds amazing!!! I’ll be pinning for later. I’d love it if you linked it up to our new link party we have going on…Random Recipe Roundup!


Krista June 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Thanks Sara, appreciate the “pin love”. :) I hope you have a great rest of the day and I will try to stop by your new party! :)


Bethany July 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Sounds SO good!


Krista July 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Thanks Bethany! :)


Nicole July 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I love Mango! I bet this brings a ton of flavor to anything it touches!


Krista July 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

sure does, and I love that it is Sweet & Spicy! :)


Anyonita July 9, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Oh, LOVE the sound of this bbq sauce! Not tried mango bbq sauce before & I’m intrigued! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!


Krista July 9, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I hadn’t either until we went to Hawaii, and then I fell in love. The sweet from the mango and spicy from the chili paste will rock your world! :)


Daniel August 16, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Hi there, this sounds delicious but I was just wondering how long this would last if stored?


Krista August 16, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Hey Daniel, great question! I used it 2 weeks after I made it and it was still great. :) I don’t think it would last much longer after that, unless it was frozen.


Mike September 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM

My last trip to Maui was largely because I can never get the Mopsy out of my head and had to have one…legit, not kidding. Is this recipe pretty close or am I going to be let down…just trying to prepare myself. Either way, mahalo.


Krista September 9, 2013 at 10:33 PM

haha… I tried it a couple of different ways. I think it comes pretty stinking close. Only difference being the fact its not fresh LOCAL ingredients from Maui. I hope you like it Mike.. from one fellow Mopsy lover to another. :) Mahalo


Steve May 22, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Just been up to pa’ia and yes another mopsy lover ( my wife even lo ved it, and she doesn’t like pizza) will try this when i get home to the uk. thanks for putting the recipe on line


Krista May 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Yeah!! Best pizza ever right? Especially with the tangy goat cheese and sweet pineapple. Nothing like it. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it Steve, safe travels!


Jessica Lucinda Williams July 4, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Sounds delicious! Will be using this recipe for the upcoming holiday cookout! Thanks for sharing! :-)


Krista July 5, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Oh.. awesome Jessica! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


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