Mango Barbecue Sauce

Mango Barbecue Sauce
Mango Barbecue Sauce. Getty Images
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups (16 servings)

This unique barbecue sauce combines fresh tomatoes and mangoes to create a sweet, fruit based sauce that is lightly spiced by chili peppers. This is a great sauce to add an authentic South American flavor. Try on ribs, chicken, pulled pork, fish and some vegetables. This recipe offers three ways to use this sauce, as a marinade, a bbq sauce, and a table sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 6 tomatoes (plum, cut in half)
  • 1/2 onion (red, slices 1/4" thick)
  • 2 chili peppers (poblano)
  • 1 cup/240 mL mango (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL coriander (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL basil (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt (to taste)
  • 1 pinch black pepper (to taste)

How to Make It

1. Preheat grill.

2. Brush oil over tomatoes, chili peppers and onion slices. Grill on high heat, lid up until they have good grill marks and have started to soften. Remove from grill and chop coarsely.

3. Place grilled vegetables and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse 5 times, until vegetables are rough cut. Remove half of the sauce and continue blending until smooth. Pour smooth sauce over meat and use as a marinade for at least one hour.

Refrigerate chunky sauce in an air tight container for servings.

4. Smooth sauce can also be used to baste meats like ribs and chicken while on the grill. Once cooked, present meat on a large platter and serve the reserved chunky sauce on the side.  This will resemble a salsa of sorts.