Mango BBQ Sauce

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Mango BBQ Sauce

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. |

Mango BBQ Sauce

Mango BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 25 mins
  • yield Yield: 4-5 cups 1x
  • category Category: Condiments & Sauces, Vegetarian, Gluten Free,
  • method Method: Stovetop
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This delicious Mango BBQ Sauce can be used as a marinade, a base sauce, or just eaten with a spoon!



  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 T. of olive oil
  • 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 T. of brown sugar
  • 1/4 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.

Keywords: homemade barbecue sauce, homemade bbq sauce, simple bbq sauce recipe

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46 Responses
  1. Alex Miller

    I used to work at Flatbread on Maui and The Mopsy is by far the most popular pie! Glad to see it inspired this post! I’ll definitely try this recipe.

  2. Standa Thanh

    Welcome to Krista. I took a good look at your photos and articles. I see You are very creative. I like to eat spicy so can mix chili into it?

  3. Joyce Matthews

    Oh goodness, I have just made your amazing mango barbecue sauce! It is INCREDIBLE!!! I had been looking for a pineapple mango sauce and was able to use your recipe to make exactly what I had in mind. The balance was perfect and the sweet:heat ratio was just right. Thank you, thank you! (It’s a beautiful color as well!)

    1. Krista

      Hey Paola,
      I have actually never canned it before so I’m not sure. But i did find a couple of “how to’s” on you tube, just search how to can barbecue sauce and you should be good to go. Hope this helps AND that you like the sauce! 🙂

  4. Marty Mendelson

    On today, Cinco de Mayo, I was looking for something different. I found it when I found this recipe. Whipped up a batch and then added it to a crockpot of Meatballs to simmer and marry for another couple hours. Kind of a twist of the BBQ Meatballs thing that appears from time to time at various share a dish meal.

    Anyway, while this is good with the meatballs, it sort of is too delicate for the flavor, at least the flavor of SAM’s Club Italian Meatballs and while you get the taste of the Mango initially it disappears very quickly behind the beef.

    I’m not throwing this away though. I’m seriously thinking this would be a great condiment on various likewise delicate fish or on a fish taco. Or as a dipping sauce for fried Conch. I’m sure that it would survive equally as well in a shredded chicken sandwich or chicken taco.

    Thank You for sharing this.

    1. Krista

      Oh hurray! Glad you liked it. Yeah, it might be a little “drowned out” when eating with beef. But with fish, chicken, or conch like you said it will be awesome!

      Thank you so much for your feedback!

  5. Jessica Lucinda Williams

    Sounds delicious! Will be using this recipe for the upcoming holiday cookout! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Steve

    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

    1. Krista

      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!

  7. Mike

    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.

    1. Krista

      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

    1. Krista

      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.

  8. Anyonita

    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!

    1. Krista

      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! 🙂

    1. Krista

      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! 🙂

    1. Krista

      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!

      1. Heather Who Needs a Cape?

        🙂 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!

        1. Krista

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

  9. Claire @ A Little Claireification

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

    1. Krista

      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!

  10. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    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!

    1. Krista

      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!

  11. Cindy Eikenberg

    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.

    1. Krista

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

  12. Gina

    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!

    1. Krista

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

      1. John

        I just made this sauce and it is very good but if you really want to make it absolutely amazing do what I did substitute the olive oil for coconut oil! That is just the touch it needed to throw it over the top!

  13. Cindy Eikenberg

    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! 🙂

    1. Krista

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

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