BBQ sauce can be sweetened with some super sweet ripe peaches and spiced up with roasted jalapenos for a different kind of sweet sauce concoction. This recipe simply came to mind with the abundance of sweet peaches we have locally and our love of roasted jalapenos as a staple condiment for all sorts of spiced up dishes.
BBQ Sauce Sweetness
I’ve been a huge fan of this sweet American sauce since as long as I can remember, but as I’ve grown up, I’ve become wise to the unhealthful aspect of this delicious condiment. I’ve always wanted to start recreating my own BBQ sauces to avoid the super sugary or HFCS laden sauces on grocery shelves. The beauty of using fruit as part of your sweetener is you can try lowering your sugar or sweeteners by using that great natural fructose in fruit.
Pay attention to when peach season hits your local area and grab up those peaches because not only are the prices much better, but they’re in huge supply and at their best! The peak of the season is different in each state or parts of the country, so just figure out that prime time in your area and make your batch of truly natural (not just with “natural fruit flavors”…oh how I cringe reading those words on labels) fruit flavored bbq sauce for a change.
Fruit BBQ Mania
Adding different fruit to bbq sauce is all the hype when you look at boutique or gourmet food shops these days. The good news is it’s easy enough for you to do it on your own at home and make it as sweet as you like and it won’t have the added preservatives. Plus, you’ll impress your friends and family with your delicious sauciness for your next BBQ.
Grilled up Goodness
Try this sweet and spicy sauce with some grilled chicken on it’s own, as a unique take on BBQ chicken pizza, grilled pork tenderloin or with some homemade fries. It’s not like other BBQ sauces but this sweet and tangy condiment will give your dish it a great unique delish kick.
Try Roasting Your Own Jalapenos
Roasted Jalapeño Peach BBQ Sauce
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1.5 lb. the sweetest organic peaches pitted, peeled and roughly chopped (white peaches if you can find them)
- 1/2 large sweet onion chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup organic ketchup
- 1/4 cup water may add more if necessary after sauce complete if need thinner
- 2 tsp Worcestershire
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp molasses
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1/4 tsp mustard powder
- 3-5 roasted jalapeno peppers seeded and roughly chopped (amount depending on your heat preference)
- Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, then add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook another 30 secs
- Add peaches and remainder of ingredients through mustard powder (excluding jalapenos for now). Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for 45 minutes.
- Then add roasted jalapenos and simmer another 15 minutes.
- Taste sauce and adjust salt, pepper and add water if you need to thin out sauce.
- Let cool to room temperature and keep in jar in fridge for up to a month.