Apricot-Habanero Barbecue Sauce

Habanero BBQ Sauce
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: About 3 cups (12 servings)

You probably didn't think about making a barbecue sauce out of fruit. Well, this fruit-based habanero BBQ sauce is sweet and hot. It works perfectly on poultry and pork. If you make it in advance, the heat from the habanero will have time to mix with the other ingredients.

What You'll Need

  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL cooking oil
  • 1 bell pepper (yellow, roasted, peeled, and seeded)
  • 1 1/4 cups/300 mL water
  • 2/3 cup/160 mL apricots (dried)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL sugar (brown)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL mustard (powdered)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL hot sauce (habanero)
  • 1 pinch salt (to taste)

How to Make It

1. Sauté onion and garlic with oil in a large skillet. Add bell pepper, water, apricots, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Reduce heat, stir together and simmer until apricots are soft, about 15 minutes.

2. Combine with mustard, hot sauce and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth.