Mango Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Mango chipotle BBQ sauce brings a Hawaiian tropical flair to your spicy BBQ, but with that smoky twist that chipotle peppers do oh so well. It’s a mix of sweet, smoke, and heat that really brings it to your taste buds – tangy and fruity, fiery and earthy.

Mango Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Mango chipotle BBQ sauce provides a delicious smoky, fruity spiciness

This BBQ sauce works equally well with chicken, pork, or steak. And, like nearly all barbecue sauces, it makes an excellent dipper for chicken wings and chicken tenders.┬áIf you want a step up in heat (a pretty big step), take a look at our mango habanero BBQ sauce, too. It’s less smoky, but habanero peppers are a definite upgrade in fieriness.

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Mango Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Mango Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Tropical sweet, smoke, and heat
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 mango roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle peppers minced (from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce


  • Place the mango and orange juice into a blender and blend the mango into a smooth puree.
  • Transfer the mango to a saucepan over medium heat. Add the ketchup, vinegar, light brown sugar, garlic, chipotle peppers, molasses, and adobo sauce to the pan. Stir to fully combine.
  • Cook the sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until it has thicken to your desired consistency.
  • Take the sauce off the heat, and allow it to cool to room temperature. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 8, 2023 to include new content.
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