Quick Chipotle-Orange Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

Give bottled sauce the perfect balance of heat, sweet, and tang.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Makes: 2 cups

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  • 18 ounces bottled barbecue sauce (1 1/2 cups), preferably Cattlemen’s
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotles in adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, orange juice, honey, chipotles, and ancho chili powder. Use immediately or pour back in bottle and store in refrigerator for up to a month.