Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Posted on July 2, 2014 by rebeccascritchfield

This recipe was create by the Cranberry Marketing Institute and I made it for my July Forth TV segment. I highly recommend it for your next bbq-it’s worth the effort for this sweet and smoky sauce to compliment your grilled chicken and pork. For more info about cranberries visit

Makes 3 cups


  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh gingercranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle (smoked jalapeño chili) powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  1. In a medium sauté  pan over medium-high heat, sauté ginger, onions and garlic in olive oil until tender but not browned.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in food processor or blender with ginger-onion-garlic mixture. Process until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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