The Best Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Make your own Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce in 30 minutes! | #homemade #bbqsauce

A homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe done in 30 minutes using fresh raspberries and spicy smokey chipotle peppers. This BBQ Sauce is perfect to slather on anything!

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?

Make your own Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce in 30 minutes! | #homemade #bbqsauce

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 🙂

Make your own Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce in 30 minutes! | #homemade #bbqsauce

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.

Make your own Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce in 30 minutes! | #homemade #bbqsauce

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”

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!

Make your own Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce in 30 minutes! | #homemade #bbqsauce


Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiments & Sauces, Grill Recipes,



  • 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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27 Responses
    1. 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! 🙂

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. […] They turn this into something special. Guests might not be able to put their finger on the special ingredient in the sauce. Once you tell them though, you’ll watch their faces light up with instant recognition. “That’s IT! Raspberries!” Just 2 chipotle peppers add a hint of heat and smoke that shouldn’t be too much for anyone. So if you want it hotter, just add a few more peppers. And this homemade sauce comes together with just 5 minutes of prep time before you toss it in the slow cooker. It yields about 4-5 cups of sauce, which is perfect for about 2 lbs of shredded chicken. Don’t have a slow cooker or want to use the sauce right away? Follow instructions by Joyful Healthy Eats. […]

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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