The Best Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This is literally The Best Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe ever! You’ll want to slather it on everything! Using fresh raspberries and spicy, smokey chipotle peppers, this simple sauce is done in 30 minutes!

Homemade Raspberry Chipotle Barbeque Sauce

Happy 4th of July!!

What’s everyone doing today? Are you spending time with family today? Do you plan on going to any parades? What about a firework show, or do you do your own firework show? Are you gonna grill out or head over to someone else’s house and leave the cooking to them?

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Well over here at the Joyful Healthy Eats casa, we plan on heading over to grandma’s house for a big family breakfast. Next on the agenda is my brother-in-laws house to decorate bikes for the kiddos. {for Cason that means we are decorating his balance bike.}

They are having a bike parade with all the kids in the neighbor and after the parade is done they will have a contest for the best decorated bike, we are the judges. haha 🙂

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After that, we will probably head back to our house grill out with neighbors and watch the firework show from our house. Our neighbors across the street always have some crazy firework show every 4th of July which leaves the streets looking like a war zone the next morning from all the artillery, but soooo worth it.

Since we will be grilling this afternoon I thought I would give you a sneak peak of what we are making tonight which is also  part of a recipe that is coming up soon. The part you get today is down right delicious, its a Homemade Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe and super easy to make.

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Have you ever been to a party where they serve this amazing spicy fruit sauce over cream cheese? I’m sure most of you have because it has become the world’s quickest appetizer to make.

What if I told you you could make that sauce at HOME and in 30 minutes?

If it was me, I would say “HECK YES, show me how”

Why I Love This BBQ Sauce Recipe

This Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce has a little of sweet from the berries and a hint of heat from the chipotle peppers and it perfect to serve on top of chicken, fish, vegetables, or just serve it over cream cheese like you normally see it. Any way you choose I know it will be awesome because this sauce it packed with flavor!

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The Best Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 25 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-5 cups 1x
  • category Category: Condiment
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This is literally The Best Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe ever! You’ll want to slather it on everything! Using fresh raspberries and spicy, smokey chipotle peppers, this simple sauce is done in 30 minutes!



  • 1/2 cup of red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 large chipotle peppers, minced {from can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce}
  • 2 pints of raspberries
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce


  1. Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat, add olive oil and red onion.
  2. Saute for 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent, add garlic cloves and chipotle peppers. Stir and saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Next add in tomato sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and liquid smoke. Stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add in raspberries, stir and bring to a boil.
  5. Once boiling reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stirring on occasion.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

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29 Responses
  1. Mary

    Just made this recipe and it tastes awesome! I skimmed the other comments to find out how long you can store this in the refrigerator.


  2. Damian

    I just tried making this tonight. I subbed the onion, garlic, and chipotle peppers for the equivalent ratios of each powder. I wasn’t sure of the 2 pints of raspberries, as they are sold in 6 and 12 oz containers. Hoping I am correct, I used two 12oz containers. I pureed them in the blender and then added all ingredients into a pot, brought to boil, and then simmered for 15 minutes. I let it cool and got 2 bottles worth. They are going to sit in the fridge overnight and I’ll see how it tastes in the morning. Hopefully the results are good.

  3. Beth

    My son made this to use on our smoked chicken thighs. With the smoking, an amazing crust formed on the chicken. We used wild black raspberries that we picked in our yard. This turned out terrific!

  4. Patti

    We made this to experiment a smoked spiral ham for Christmas (in the summer) from a video on YouTube.
    You use 1 part Raspberry BBQ and 1 Part Apple Butter. Can I just say AMAZING!
    Or 17 year old Son reminded me that I promised to make it for Christmas!

  5. Karen M Noffsinger

    I’m making this recipe right now. I multiplied it by half because I had 3 pints of raspberries. I just got done making 3.5 pints of raspberry chipotle bbq sauce from another site and I made 6 pints of another recipe…we want to compare all of them to see which one we like best. The first one we didnt care for (i make cherry chipotle bbq sauce every year and just subbed the raspberries for the cherries). The last batch I made had no tomato sauce or ketchup and it had jalapenos in it (the rest is very similar to your recipe). Yours has onions instead of jalapenos. I’ll be sure to let you know which one my husband likes best (I think itll be this one). We plan to have it on smoked wings!

  6. Melissa

    This sounds incredible!!! I love the addition of the fresh berries, giving it a natural sweetness! I am working on a BBQ round up for my blog and would love to feature this with a link back and photo!! I think my readers would love the uniqueness of the recipe!

  7. Donna

    So, I made this and was able to process it in my canner. It made 5 half pint jars. This will be a staple in my pantry, for sure. I love flavored bbq sauces. This one is a winner. FYI…process for 15 minutes in a water bath or pressure cooker. It is so worth it!

  8. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Everything about this…yes! This sauce reminds me of our favorite appetizer from college. It was a Raspberry Black Bean Dip and it used a raspberry bbq sauce. So this sauce is happening soon!

  9. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    We had rain on the 4th but we were able to grill. The lightening, thunder and rain stopped long enough for us to get some burgers, hot dogs and potatoes grilled!

    Hope you had a great 4th, Krista. And this sauce really does look like one of the best BBQ sauces ever! 🙂

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Oh… bummer on the rain thing Julie but at least you and Ken got to grill! It doesn’t feel like the 4th unless you grill out. 🙂

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Hey Ashley, its actually called Liquid smoke and you can get it at any grocery store in the spice section, should be near worcestershire sauce. Hope you like it girl! 🙂

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