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!
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
- Warm coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are browned, about five minutes.
- 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.
- Pour sauce over grilled veggies, tofu or anything! Enjoy!