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Cilantro-Chile BBQ Sauce

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A sweet and spicy sauce that will turn your barbecue into a savory feast.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
5 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
20 min
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
25 min
Recipe Servings

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, medium, cut into small dice
1 1/2 cups MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons finely chopped canned chiles en adobo
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.Except cilantro, add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro. (Can be cooled, covered, and refrigerated for a couple of weeks.)

Serving Suggestions:

• Brush on chicken or pork during last few minutes of grilling.

• Heat with your favorite meatballs for an instant appetizer.

• Stir into cooked ground beef for BBQ Sloppy Joes.

• Heat with cocktail wieners for a quick appetizer.


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