Hello Summer: Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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mmmm, spicy

Chipotle is smoked, dried jalapeño– and it is amazing. Adding both heat and a massive dose of flavor to your foods, you might find that you get a little crazy about the chipotle. I’ve used it with homemade chocolates, with baked beans, and here, with a sweet savory homemade barbecue sauce. Use for your veggies, tofu, tempeh or whatever else you might have on your grill (or stovetop) this summer!

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Chipotle-Orange Barbecue Sauce

¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup minced onion
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup fresh orange juice
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
½ cup tomato paste
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon each black pepper and sea salt (more to taste)
¼ – ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder

  1. Warm coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are browned, about five minutes.
  2. Reduce heat and add all remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine, bring to a low boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste for flavor, and add salt/pepper/honey as needed.
  3. Pour sauce over grilled veggies, tofu or anything! Enjoy!

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A vegan chef, cookbook author, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in Honolulu, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at AndreaBertoli.com, Vibrant Wellness Journal, and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram

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