Smokin’ Peanut Butter Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Smokin’ Peanut Butter Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Fire up the grill and give your burger or chicken a zippy twist with this smokin’ peanut butter BBQ sauce! The secret ingredient in this sauce is sweet and flavorful Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter. It offsets the spicy flavors in this sauce to give the perfect combination of sweet, heat and smokin’ flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

1T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

½ Tbsp grapeseed oil

½ onion, finely chopped

1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger

1 small cloves garlic, minced

1 cup ketchup

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

½ Tbsp Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp molasses

1 ½ Tbsp pure ancho chile powder

½ tsp chipotle seasoning

2 tsp liquid smoke

¼ cup water

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Step By Step Peanut Butter Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Heat oil in a medium-size saucepan.

Step 2: Add onion and ginger.

Step 3: Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add remaining ingredients through water.

Step 5: Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 30 minutes.

Step 6: Transfer sauce to blender.

Step 7: Add Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter and purée until smooth.

Step 8: Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

Store in refrigerator up to 2 months.

Step 9: Enjoy your peanut butter chipotle BBQ sauce!

Heat up your next cookout with our Smokin’ Peanut Butter Chipotle BBQ Sauce recipe. Your guests will be dying to know the “secret sauce” that makes your barbecue the best every time!

Apple Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Butter BBQ Glaze

Apple Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Butter BBQ Glaze

Wow your taste buds with this chicken meatball dish. A unique combination of apples, feta, chicken and a smoky peanut butter BBQ glaze. These mini bite sized meatballs will be the hit of any party and are great to bring to a pot luck dinner!

Meatball Ingredients:

1/4 small tart apple, grated
1/4 small red onion, grated
1 tsp minced garlic (1 cloves)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp smoked sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg white
1 pound ground chicken
1/4 c feta cheese
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp liquid smoke

Peanut Butter BBQ Glaze Ingredients:

1/2 c ketchup
T maple syrup or honey
1 tsp balsamic glaze
Pinch smoked sea salt
Drop of liquid smoke
3 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter

Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients to make the meatballs. Divide the mixture into quarters, then separate each quarter into 4 balls. Arrange meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients and stir until peanut butter dissolves into ketchup. Remove meatballs from oven and top with sauce, placing a dollop on top of each ball and return to oven for 5-10 min more, or until cooked through.

Can’t get enough of the bite sized balls? Turn this recipe into a meatloaf by simply placing in a bread pan and increase your baking time to 40 minutes without the sauce. Remove after 40 min, add sauce and bake an additional 5-10 min or until done.